Horses Evacuated Ahead of Butte County, California, Wildfire

Horse owners are evacuating their horses ahead of a wildfire that has already consumed more than 20,000 acres in Butte County, California.
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On the morning of Nov. 8, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles (140 kilometers) north of Sacramento, California. | Photo: NASA

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

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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