Woman sees teeth sticking out of flames, looks closer and realizes she has just seconds to act

The devastating fires in southern California brought chaos to millions of people. The whole world saw photos of people fleeing their homes as the flames closed in. In the Sylmar area alone, a dozen people died and many more were forced to evacuate.

But when a disaster strikes, it’s easy to forget that it’s not just us humans who need to make our way to safety. Our four-legged friends also need help to escape.

Posted by Gina Silva on Tuesday, 5 December 2017

When reporter Gina Silva and her team roamed the streets in the fire-ravaged area, they found a house that was in a horrible state.

A horse, Kenny, had tried to escape from his stable, but got stuck in a wall just outside and couldn’t break free.

Gina and her team couldn’t rescue Kenny alone with all the flames and smoke making it difficult to see. And all the firemen nearby were needed to fight the growing flames. But the rescuers managed to do something else instead. Gina used her huge reach as a journalist and posted a message on Twitter:


It proved to be a smart move.

Within just 20 minutes people from all over the city had seen the message and were offering help. A vet gave Kenny some tranquilisers, and together the rescuers broke the wall until the hole became big enough for Kenny to get through.

Posted by Gina Silva on Tuesday, 5 December 2017


Kenny, who is 23 years old, was taken to a veterinary clinic where he could recover in peace. After that it didn’t take long for him to be reunited with his owner, and now Kenny is doing well.

How lucky that this terrifying incident had a happy ending. Thanks to Gina who was in the right place at the right time – and acted quickly!

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