'Bus Driver From Heaven' Rescues 22 Children From California Fires

Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. (REUTERS/Terray Sylvester)

A bus driver has been hailed as a hero after saving some 22 kids from the enormous wildfire that has devastated vast swathes of Northern California.

As flames encroached on Ponderosa Elementary School, 41-year-old Kevin McKay knew that something had to be done to evacuate the stricken children and teachers, and quickly. Sprinting into the building and ordering everyone to evacuate, McKay ripped his shirt into rags, doused them with water and handed them to the kids to help protect their lungs from the acrid smoke.

One of the teachers, Mary Ludwig, described the scene as total "Armageddon" as the inferno blazed all around them.

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