Powerful video footage has emerged of a dad singing to his daughter as they attempt to escape the wildfires that are now raging in California.
The "Camp Fire" - in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento - is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across the tinder-dry state, razing 6,400 homes in the town of Paradise and effectively wiping it off the map.
They took two vehicles to get away, Allen's wife, Whitney, told Fox News affiliate KTVU.
"There's so much fire here". Joe and his 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, traveled in one vehicle, while his wife, Whitney, drove the second family auto with their other daughter. We're going to stay away from it and we'll be just fine. "We're gonna get on fire", Olivia is heard telling her father in the video, shared on Facebook by Whitney Allen. "We're doing all right".
"Hey, guess what? We're not gonna catch on fire", Allen promised his daughter, panning his camera toward the massive flames on both sides of the road.
Whitney tells KTVU her husband is retired military with a lot of training so he's good at staying calm in high pressure situations.
Whitney Allen told KTVU that her husband's military training helps him stay calm in high-pressure situations "He was of course anxious, at one point we both thought we weren't going to make it out", she said.
At one point in the almost three-minute video, Olivia becomes concerned because she can't see her mom's auto.
A burning home in Malibu, California. He then proceeded to calm her down by crooning Baby, it'll be all right at one point.
Moments later, the two emerge unscathed.
"Look we're past it, we're out of it, OK?" Allen says, audibly relieved.
Reports said more than 31 people died across the state and with 200 people still unaccounted for on Sunday. As her dad responds, "we did it together".