Tundra TRD Helps Rescue People from Wildfires in California

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Here’s my @toyotausa commercial. This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others…twice. #campfire #perfectmarshmellow #meltedplastics #buttecountyfire #sema2019 thanks to the fire fighters, law enforcement and my fellow healthcare workers for the work we all did getting the hospital evacuated and our patients to safety. 🤘🏼😔

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Paradise, California resident relied on his lifesaving Tundra to escape wildfire, and help others. 

Allyn Pierce recently found his family in the middle of the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Thankfully Pierce had his rugged Toyota Tundra TRD 4X4 to help. The Tundra, named “The Pandra” was able to withstand the Camp Fire’s fury and safely evacuate Pierce and his family. Then go back to help others get to safety.

Pierce posted his story to Facebook and Instagram. Pierce and his wife Leah are both nurses. So once they were able, they went back into the dangerous conditions to help others and offer assistance. Pierce posted “Here’s my @ToyotaUSA commercial. This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others…twice.”

Camp Fire Toyota Tundra

Pierce now calls his Tundra “Custom Campfire Marshmallow.”

Pierce is very grateful for his trusty truck, as well as the outstanding and tireless efforts of fire fighters and first responders. Unfortunately the Pierce family is displaced, and the hospital where both Allyn and Leah worked is gone. Friends have set up a Go Fund Me and Plum Fund for the family.

 

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Here’s the Tundra in better days. This beautiful truck helped so many, we have no doubt that Pierce’s next ride will be Pandra II.

We’re glad that Pierce is safe, and hope everyone in the area will be back on their feet soon.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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