The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy

I’m not sure why I read this story. It wrecked me for a bit and it will probably wreck you too. Chris Tofte was trying to save his family from the Oregon wildfires.

Back in the Jeep, struggling to navigate a road once so familiar but now shrouded by smoke-filled darkness, Chris almost ran over what looked like a bikini-clad woman on the road. Once he was closer, he realized she was wearing underwear. Her hair was singed, her mouth looked almost black, and her bare feet were severely burned.

 

He impatiently tried to help her into his car, explaining how he needed to find his wife and son, feeling like she was resisting.

 

Finally, she spoke. “I am your wife.”

Just reading this bit above makes me emotional.