Video of CA Firefighter Shedding a Tear As Flames Rip Through Mojave National Preserve Goes Viral

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

Even our heroes get emotionally overwhelmed at times. 

Video of a California firefighter was captured as he momentarily broke down watch the flames rip through the Mojave National Preserve, on the border of Nevada. 

“After seeing we wouldn’t be able to get a grip on it, we loaded up right away and kept bumping along,” he added.

Firefighting crews are being stretched thin as nearly 30 fires blaze across California thanks to a two-week-long sizzling heat wave.

At least seven fires have burned in Northern California, in Napa and Sonoma, and a fire in Vacaville caused residents to scramble to evacuate. 

The Lake Fire has grown to 21,115 acres with 38% containment and 1,983 personnel assigned, according to LA County Fire Department on Twitter on Tuesday. 

Mandatory evacuations are in place as the Lake Fire continues to burn near North Lake Hughes Road.