Fri. Sep 25th, 2020

Calif. Firefighters Save A Dog During Battle Of the Apple Fire

The Santiago hand crew discovered this Australian Shepherd and stopped to give him food and water, OCFA Capt. Greg Barta told Patch.

They lured the frightened animal away from danger, where they worked on a ridgeline.

Firefighters hand-carried the dog down a steep slope away from the fire and out of danger.

They escorted the exhausted dog down the hill and ultimately handed him over to awaiting animal control personnel.

It is unknown, as of this report, if the dog suffered any burns or other injuries.

Multiple fire crews from across Orange County are lending a hand in mutual aid with the fire.

“They’re motivated and ready to make a difference,” Barta says. “It’s a great thing, when everyone helps surrounding agencies.”

Though the crews are hard at work helping our neighbors, the stations close to home are well-staffed for the current conditions, he says. “We are making note of the weather, and increased heat and low humidity. We’re fully staffed and ready.”

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy:  OCFA

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