A married couple from California managed to survive six hours inside their neighbor’s pool while their entire neighborhood was engulfed by wildfires, a report says.
Jan Pascoe, 65, and her husband, John, 70, were trapped outside their home in Santa Rose on Monday — with nowhere to run or hide — when they made the fateful decision to seek shelter in the blackened, debris-filled pool next door, according to the LA Times.
With houses burning down all around them, and the flames inching closer, the pair was able to successfully hide from the deadly heat and embers thanks to their quick thinking.
“We are going to get into the neighbors’ pool, should we do this?’” Jan remembered telling a 911 dispatcher.
“The heat was ‘whoa,’” recalled John.
The couple had been watching the wildfires feverishly from inside their mountaintop home before they eventually went outside in the attempt to escape at around 12:40 a.m. Monday, the Times reports.
“We were in survival…