. cbs news correspondent carter evans has more on those who lost everything, including eight firefighters. >> when the valley fire exploded, battalion chief paul duncan was on the front lines, 25 miles away from his home. >> the speed of the fire was incredible coming down off the mountains. >> but thought his wife and children were safe, and their house. >> i still believe it would make it all the way down here. >> the family thought they had at least a hour to evacuate. instead within six minutes the fire had raised through middletown. >> i said to my dad, i'm so scared. where do we go? >> she said there are cars in front of me on fire, there is fire beside me, there is fire behind me. >> i texted him i love you, and he said the same, too, in case anything would have happened. >> i said you know where the road; step on the gas and drive-thru the fire. >> four people died in the valley fire. but foyer crews say many more were saved, as they worked frantic throw evacuate thousands from their neighborhoods. >> just trying to get people out of the way, it is life over property.
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