A heartbreaking video shows that people aren't the only ones being forced to flee their homes as more than 10 fires burn in California.
The Easy Fire outside Simi Valley started on Oct. 30 and has already torched 1,700 acres. Around 30,000 people are under mandatory evacuations and another 2,000 are under voluntary evacuation, the Ventura County Fire Department reported late Wednesday.
The area is home to a number of ranches. Volunteers scrambled toward areas with “zero visibility” to save horses, goats and other livestock that reside in the Los Angeles suburb.
In a video posted on Twitter, a horse is seen running back into the fire to find its family and lead them back to safety.
Incredible video of a horse going back to rescue two more horses from the fire caught by @CBSLA@joybenedict and her crew. You'll see this and more on the @CBSEveningNews with @NorahODonnell tonight and continuing on @CBSLA and @CBSNLivepic.twitter.com/2reAZhunDe— George Whipple Jr. (@gwhipp) October 30, 2019
All but one of the horses survived the fire. One horse, a 28-year-old Mayer, needed to be euthanized on the scene after breaking her two front legs running from the fire, according to KCBS.
Firefighters are actively trying to contain the fire, but Ventura County Fire Department last reported it is at 0% containment. A Red Flag Warning, High Wind Advisory and Air Quality Alert have been issued by the National Weather Service for the area through Thursday.