A couple from Ohio is searching for the man that they credit with saving them from the Gatlinburg wildfires.

Clark Hudson and his wife were staying at Sugar Maple Cabins when they noticed embers flying on Monday evening. They decided to evacuate.

When they started driving down there were small fires above and below the road, plus they saw some cabins already on fire.

They then had to turn around after finding a burned out car blocking the road.

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They made their way to a convenience store's parking lot and desperately tried to call 911 but couldn't get through. That's when a man drove up and his car was smoking.

He told them they could leave down a gravel road that wasn't on the map.

They used that route to get away from the cabin and eventually made it to Knoxville.

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"I don't know if I would say much to him at first, but I would probably just give him a big ol' hug and shake his hand and say thank you," Hudson said. "I don't know that we would have perished in the fire, but I do know we for sure we didn't because he was able to help us out."

The Hudsons have no idea who that man was or what happened to him. They offered him a ride off the mountain, but he wanted to stay. They're hoping he got out safe and want to be able to thank him.