In West Cajon Valley, California, a firefighter rescued a dog from the Blue Cut Fire as the pup ran excitedly from his burning home and jumped into the arms of Battalion Chief Mike Mohler.
Chief Mohler posted the photo hugging the dog on Facebook as hundreds of animal advocates praised all of the firemen risking their lives to help save property and lives. Although there have been several questions as to owners leaving their pets behind, once police close a road, no one is permitted to enter behind the barricades. Therefore if homeowners and residents were not home as the fire spread, they could not get in to rescue their pets. The dog has been turned over to Animal Control.
The fast moving fire has scorched more than 30,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest and forced 82,000 people to evacuate. A complete list of mandatory evacuations, road closures, detours, evacuation centers and school information can be found on AbC7News by clicking here.
For up to date information, the U.S. Forest Service Public/Media Information Line can be accessed by calling 909.383.5688. The USFS Public/Media website can be found by clicking here.
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