California Woman Rescues Seven Service Dogs From Fast-Moving Wildfire


A Sacramento woman braved the harrowing conditions caused by the Kincade Fire to rescue seven service dogs that were trapped when the fast-moving flames forced their training center to be evacuated. Laura Allen loaded the dogs into her car and began a roughly one hundred mile drive from Santa Rosa to Sacramento.

As she made her way along Interstate 80, she faced numerous detours and road closures due to heavy smoke caused by the massive fire. At one point, Allen was forced to turn around on the Carquinez Bridge after flames jumped the freeway and surrounded her car.

"We were going over the bridge, and as we got up, we saw the smoke -- and the flames just erupted very quickly," she described. "It was very scary because the smoke was very thick, and ash was covering our car."

The Kincade Fire has burned over 66,000 acres in Sonoma County and is only five percent contained. In southern California, a brush fire on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Los Angeles, quickly spiraled out of control and has burned hundreds of acres while firefighters struggle to contain it.

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