Firefighters and emergency crews in Southern California are once again battling flames from several wildfires, this time in several areas close to Los Angeles. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the areas, and residents have been scrambling to save what they can, including family pets.
Unfortunately, there have been many animals lost in the fires. NBC Los Angeles reports that an estimated 30 horses were lost when the Creek Fire swept through Sylmar and engulfed the Padilla family's ranch.
Virginia Padilla told the NBC affiliate that they had 60 horses at the ranch, but they did not have time to move any of them when the mandatory evacuation orders were issued. Padilla thought that all of the horses would be lost, but they received word that “someone was able to save a few” of the horses, and she did find one rescued horse at Pierce College.
Padilla said that they won't be able to count how many horses were saved or lost until they are able to return back to their property.
Read more at NBC Los Angeles
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