Re: Fire evacuations in CO
Posted by Tori on 6/29/2012, 10:28 am, in reply to "Fire evacuations in CO"
Some people didn't have any pre-evacuation notice to organize what they would take when they had to leave. Some people don't own trailers. |
I believe that firefighters were turning some of the horses left behind loose where appropriate (to take advantage of natural meadows and such) and then penning others up in safe areas. They did have people assigned to taking care of livestock and continuing to evacuate livestock from the fire areas and send the to evacuation centers (like the fairgrounds in Loveland).
This is one horse that was left behind in the High Park fire, his owners simply didn't have time to get him out. His owners were VERY happy to see that he was ok in this picture
captioned: This horse walked up to one of the wild land fire engines from Boulder County that is working the High Park Fire. We're told this happens frequently in fires like this. Livestock are loose and approach the firefighters.
"What we normally do is make sure the animal caretakers who are assigned to these fires are notified and we help them get the livestock out -- so this horse would have been transported to one of the large-animal centers designated for the High Park fire," says Kim Kobel, Boulder County spokesperson.
The website for donations and org that are helping CO wildfire victims is: http://www.helpcoloradonow.org/
There are also several fires burning in MT and WY
loosen up your budgie smugglers
Front Range, Colorado