Incredible video footage shows animals being rescued during California wildfire
The California wildfires are still raging, and have caused extensive damage to the area. As well as the property destroyed, the Carr Fire has burned over 100,000 acres of land, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It's becoming one of the most destructive fires in the state's history, with dozens of people reported missing and plenty of animals getting caught in the blaze, too.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of people working to fight the fires and save what they can from the blaze. Recently, the Nelson Fire hit Vacaville. As it headed towards the south part of the town, the Solano SPCA was next in its path.
Working in tandem with the Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff and various volunteers, the Vacaville Police Department raced against the clock to evacuate all the animals they could. After all was said and done, it turned out that all sixty of the animals kept in the building were saved by the heroic efforts of the police department and those helping them.
You can see the amazing bodycam footage of several of the rescues in the video below:
SPCA Solano's official page shared a statement, in which they thanked everyone for their support, and clarified the success of the operation:
"All animals are safe in foster homes at this time. Unfortunately, we do not have power or water at this time but all 60 of our animals are safe in foster homes for the time being. We are hoping to get in there tomorrow to clean up the ash and debris inside our kennel building and around the property.
"We thank you all so much for your donations, love, support, and concerns. The Vacaville community has been so gracious to open their homes and hearts for us.
"Fire crews were still working today putting out hot spots and we are grateful for their hard work. We are extremely lucky and thankful to the fire departments and police departments who were on site last night and on the front lines. Thank you!"
Thanks to the work of these people, sixty animals can now live long lives!