The death count due the wildfires continues to rise, and as more and more people have been reported missing, firefighters have been searching for any people or animals that could be trapped in the wreckage left behind…
For over a month now, wildfires have been burning across the west, plunging California and other nearby states into crises.
And, sadly, the fires are showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
CNN reported that there are currently forty large fires burning across California, Oregon, and Washington after extreme heat and high winds spurred on the flames.
And more than 2 million acres have burned in California this year alone.
Giving us a perfect, yet harrowing insight into the magnitude of these fires.
And it is making many of us ask the question – how on earth has this been allowed to happen?!
While some of these fires were started as a result of natural causes, the majority are sadly man-made.
The El Dorado Fire, which has grown to more than 10,000 acres, was ignited when a family used a “pyrotechnic device” for a flamboyant gender reveal party.
Over six-hundred firefighters were called to tackle the blaze which became so bad that it could even be seen from satellites in space.
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, was forced on Sunday to declare a state of emergency in 5 counties.
Like driving a car that sends soot into dry vegetation, as was the case with the Apple Fire in Southern California this year.
Which may spark and ignite fires in remote – and highly flammable – areas.
So many lives are now at risk…
And according to sources, twenty-nine people have now died as a result of these deadly fires.
First responders came across a puppy while searching for people left behind in the wreckage of the fires.
And found an “adorable puppy” in the ashes of a burnt property.
Miraculously the dog only suffered mild burns.
The “welcomed discovery” was “unexpected” but put a smile on everyone’s faces.
“These last several days have been hard on our entire county and we thought we would share a positive story today. Yesterday, as BCSO deputies and members of BCSO Search and Rescue were searching through properties impacted by the fire, they made an unexpected and welcomed discovery on a large property in Berry Creek, this adorable puppy.”
After rescuing him, they took the pup to Valley Oaks Veterinary Center in Chico, California, to be looked over.
“After doing some investigating, we found out that the owner of the property has several dogs and was not able to locate them all before needing to evacuate.”
Although we’ve still got a long way to go. Keep scrolling for more on the tragic wildfires…