A California woman survived a fiery crash thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Teresa Avilia was driving down a rural road when an SUV swerved in front of her, causing her car to flip into a ditch. Her rescuers, Jospeh and Nelly Barrientos and Alfedo Ortiz-Hernandez witnessed the accident, and rushed to help Avilla out of the flaming car. When the doors wouldn't open, they bashed a window in. Shortly after she escaped the car was engulfed in flames hot enough to melt the interior.

Avillia suffered minor cuts from climbing through the broken window, but avoided the fate of her car, which was completely destroyed by the fire. According to ABC 30, the California Highway Patrol is on the lookout for the SUV that caused the accident.

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