SUNOL (CBS SF) — A deer’s desperate attempt to escape as it was surrounded by the flames of a brush fire in the Sunol area Monday.

As KPIX 5’s helicopter footage focused on a home in the area, the deer can be seen popping out of the trees, and running along a fence line without a direct escape route.  The deer runs until it finds an opening in the fence, and darts towards another large tree.

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Flames and smoke from the fire line in the field at the bottom right cut the deer off.

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When the deer pops out from underneath a tree, it can be seen making a straight shot through the burned grass toward the fire.

Undeterred by smoke and orange flames, the deer bursts through the fire line to freedom.

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