Terrifying video captures man’s escape down mountain during Gatlinburg wildfires

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A video showing a man’s daring escape down a mountain during the Gatlinburg wildfires is going viral.

Michael Luciano posted the video to his Facebook page less than 12 hours ago, and it already has more than 2.2 million views.

Warning: The video contains vulgar language. Viewer discretion advised.

According to WBIR, Luciano lives in Chalet Village off Ski Mountain Road and told the television station he’s pretty sure his home is gone.

He also said he’s worried that people were trapped in their homes and might have died.

Luciano took the video while his business partner drove down the mountain, along with Luciano’s dog Red, WBIR reports.

They made it out safely despite the thick smoke, falling debris and flames on both sides of the roadway.

“Please Lord, let us get off this mountain,” Luciano said in the video.

Luciano’s full journey down the mountain was documented on his Facebook page.

The wildfires have forced more than 14,000 residents and visitors to be evacuated from Gatlinburg, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday morning.

TEMA said at least four people have been hospitalized with burns.