Despite what they’re called, our firefighters do a lot more than putting fires out. They climb trees to save kittens, and they also help out citizens in need. And when needed, firefighters will even rush to save dogs from all sorts of dangers.
That’s why when the Orange County firefighters found a lost dog while fighting California fires, their crew didn’t need to think twice about rushing to the dog’s aid. The firefighters are currently hurrying to put out the Apple fire, one of the several fires that were reported to have been sparked by a diesel truck that was spewing carbon exhaust in Cali.
It wasn’t clear if the lost Australian Sheperd was part of the 7,000 families evacuated due to this human-made disaster, or how exactly he got he lost in this terrible situation. Whatever happened, the poor pup was terrified at the sight of the neighborhood burning up in flames.
According to Patch, firefighters were able to get the dog away from the flames, and they shared some water and part of a sandwich to him. They weren’t sure at the time if the dog had been injured due to the flames, though he relaxed after the firefighters picked him up and carried him downhill to safety.
The firefighters posted a video on Facebook with a caption saying that they managed to rescue a lost dog while fighting the Apple fire. Hand crew firefighters saw the dog and were able to give him food and water and got him off the fire-line for his safety. He was then handed off to the awaiting animal control personnel. KTLA5 said that the dog is now reunited with his owner.
Firefighters are such brave people, and we are all so grateful to them for rescuing that poor dog.
Watch the dog right after his rescue in the video down below.
Your #OCFA firefighters were able to rescue a lost dog while assisting on the #applefire Hand-crew firefighters noticed the lost dog and were able to provide the dog food and water while ensuring the dog got off the fire-line safely. The pup was handed off to awaiting animal control personnel.
Posted by Orange County Fire Authority on Monday, 3 August 2020
Source Orange County Fire Authority via Facebook