With wildfires raging across their country, four Russian men volunteered to help protect fellow residents protect their homes from the blazes which so far have destroyed over 300,000 acres in the Voronezh, Nizhny Novogorod and Moscow regions.
As this amateur footage shows, however, their good deeds led to a brush with death -- and the four men escaped the village just as forest fires began to close in on their car. As they drive past the inferno, their observations shift, understandably, from the calm to the profane.
With July having been Moscow's hottest month in 130 years of recorded history, the fires have gotten out of control, leaving more than 2,000 people homeless and at least 34 people dead, according to reports.
Watch video of the Russian volunteers' escape here: