Horse rescued from pool where it tried to hide from raging wildfires
The Californian wildfires not only affected people and their homes – many animals also went through a nightmare. Thankfully, a horse managed to survive the scorching flames.
Jeff Hill took to Facebook to share the touching story of the horse that endured the fire after she jumped into a pool. In the post, the man revealed that he was checking to see if someone’s house was still standing when they ran into the horse.
He added that it is unclear the time she spent there, but it was probably a lot as she was shivering uncontrollably. The horse was probably resigned to die, and Hill came to the rescue.
HELPING HER OUT
“She was all caught up in the pool cover but her being suspended by it prevented her from drowning. We scrambled to unhook the pool cover and pulled her to the shallow end where we guided her up the steps,” revealed Hill.
In the end, the horse shook off, “loved on” Hill and the rest of the people with him for a couple of minutes, and walked off. Apart from the story, Hill uploaded a couple of photos showing the animal in the pool, getting her out, and walking away.
As soon as the man posted that, several people shared their thoughts on the comment section. Most of them praised Hill for his actions and pointed out that the world needed more people like that.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES – THE DESTRUCTION
So far, 79 people have been reported dead, and more than 600 are still missing. According to The Epoch Times, fire officials revealed that the flames destroyed the city of Paradise.
President Donald Trump recently visited that city to take a closer look at the damages. Unfortunately, his alternative to prevent such wildfires in the future was considered a joke.
“I was with the president of Finland, and he said, ‘We have a much different — we're a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and they don't have any problem,” said Trump.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says that although President Trump claimed the European leader told him Finns rarely have forest fires because they "spend a lot of time raking," he doesn't recall discussing that with Trump when they met in Paris https://t.co/s1FrA3CnRJ pic.twitter.com/uMdZid1W04— CNN (@CNN) November 19, 2018
Several people took to Twitter to make fun of his remarks. Even people from Finland joined the conversation sharing photos of their woods and saying that they finished raking leaves.
Just an ordinary day in the Finnish forest ~ Ihan normipäivä suomalaisessa metsässä #Trump #forest #firesafety #raking #forestry #Finland #Finnish #CaliforniaFire #RakingAmericaGreatAgain #rakingtheforest #Suomi #haravointi #metsäpalot #rakingleaves pic.twitter.com/YOKA3D6C2K— Pyry Luminen (@pyryluminen) November 18, 2018
One of the most striking hashtags that has been shared ever since is “Rake America Great Again,” making fun of Trump’s presidential campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”
Veli-Pekka Kivimäki, a Finnish Defense Researcher, also took his time to tweet about Trump’s remarks saying that he wouldn’t compare California and Finland climate-wise. “And besides, 80% of the country is classified as forest land. We don’t exactly manicure all of it.”
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WILDFIRES
Authorities believe that there are several reasons why so many people died during the fires. The speed of the flames, the howling winds, and the drought-desiccated scrub and trees that fueled them.
Nowadays it is still not clear what caused the massive incident. However, two electric companies said they sustained equipment problems close to the origins of the flames when they were first reported, so that is probably how it all began.