Well, it’s important that people keep a keen eye on whoever might need help around them.
Every year, wildfires cause increasing amounts of damage in many parts of the world. Many contend that wildfires are rising because of climate change, just like the increase in tornadoes in the Northeast. And few locations are suffering from it as severely as California — enormous swaths of land were being burned to the ground by wildfires that were raging through the western state in December 2017.
In December 2017, several major wildfires spread through Southern California, including the Rye Fire, the Thomas Fire, Liberty Fire, and the Creek Fire. According to the state fire prevention organization Cal Fire, wildfires have burned an average of 202,751 acres between January 1 and December 24 over the past five years. It increased by double in 2017. So far in California, more than 505,900 acres have burned to the ground. That is three times as large as Chicago.
The Creek Fire in Southern California destroy neighborhoods and livelihoods, in the risk of not getting stuck in the blaze and suffering severe injuries, People and animals needed to evacuate the area quickly. However, not everyone was able to evacuate.
The 23-year-old horse Kenny almost didn’t make it out of the crisis alive, while rushing out of his stable; he stumbled and got trapped in a crevice between stable walls.
Fortunately, Gina Silva, a newscaster for KTTV Fox News and KCOP, was doing real-time reporting on the wildfire onsite when she noticed his white teeth stuck in a hole.
Silva was determined to save the horse and convinced her crew to assist her, but despite having the necessary numbers and strength to let the horse free, they were unable to accomplish it.
So, Silva immediately pulled out her phone and posted on Twitter to ask for help. Her tweet says, “Horse needs help!!! Stuck in a tiny gap. Fell running away from fire in Sylmar. 12122 Kagel Canyon. @FOXLA”
Gina’s post was quickly retweeted, and it didn’t take long for a nearby veterinarian to read it and get in touch with her. Locals also provided their assistance.
The critical scenario was broadcast live on Fox 11 News, and others volunteered to assist. A small team from the LA County Fire was also sent to help with the rescue.
The rescuers worked to knock down the wall as a veterinarian tranquilized Kenny to calm him down because things were about to get difficult.
Following the team’s successful efforts, the horse was immediately brought to a local evacuation center. He only had minor injuries and recovered in no time.
When Kenny’s owner heard about Gina’s bravery, she quickly contacted everyone to express her gratitude for their contributions to the rescue. Even more, she sent Gina flowers and a personal letter.
It made a big difference to Kenny that among the debris, fortunately, Gina Silva noticed his white teeth and did what she could to save him.
Watch it here: Youtube/Fox11