Horse owners are removing their horses ahead of a wildfire that has already consumed more than 20,000 acres in Butte County, California. Meanwhile, a video depicting a group of horses running down a road to escape the flames has gone viral.
Cal Fire said the so-called Camp Fire began raging in Northern California on Nov. 8, forcing the evacuations of several Butte County communities and devastating the town of Paradise.
By Nov. 9, more than 2,200 firefighters were battling the blaze and at least 10 horses had been evacuated to the Butte County Fairgrounds, said fairgrounds representative Kim Swinney.
“We expect to get more evacuated horses as the day goes on,” she said. “Hopefully, the horses that have been videoed running away from the fire will find their way to us, too.”
Cal Fire said the fire’s cause is currently unknown.