WATCH: Fort McMurray man watches live security cam feed of his home going up in flames just minutes after his family fled
A Fort McMurray family escaped the fire just minutes before their home went up in flames and it was all caught on tape.
As they evacuated, they watched a live video feed on a cellphone of security camera footage showing their home burning to the ground.
James O’Reilly and his family fled their home Tuesday, with little more than the clothes they were wearing.
O’Reilly said he was about 20 minutes from his house, sitting in his truck, when he watched in horror as windows shattered, wood cracked, and flames engulfed his home.
He’d recently set up the security camera in his living room.
It showed the fire engulfing the home, including fish in the living room fish tank they were forced to leave behind, in just a few minutes.