With city and county Animal Control agencies overwhelmed during the fires, volunteers help save many hundreds of animals.

"There were areas where is was definitely, definitely a risky proposition to get in and get out," said Sean Stockton... (Read Full Story)

 

I was excited and nervous for this interview. KTVU Fox News is a big deal, this interview was LIVE, and I knew a lot of my friends and family would be watching! All I knew ahead of time was that Ken wanted to follow up with me about "Team Badass" rescuing animals out of the fires and about my new campaign with COVERGIRL. What do you think, did I nail it?? #iamwhatimakeup #shezracing #teambadass

Posted by Shelina Moreda on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All I knew ahead of time was that Ken wanted to follow up with me about "Team Badass" rescuing animals out of the fires and about my new campaign with COVERGIRL. What do you think, did I nail it?? #iamwhatimakeup #shezracing #teambadass

Posted by Shelina Moreda

 

Mendocino Complex, Horse Evacuation
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Mendocino Sheriff
Lake County Sheriff's Office
U.S. Forest Service - Mendocino National Forest

Clearlake Oaks, California-
Recently, firefighters at the Mendocino Complex had the opportunity to reunite with the horses they helped rescue. They also got to meet the owner who was extremely grateful for their efforts.

On August 4th, 2018, Engine 3556 was assigned to the Spring Valley area of Lake County. They had responded to the Mendocino Complex as part of Strike Team 9350C from the San Bernardino Unit of CALFIRE. The engine crew, Fire Captain Alex Sperlich, Firefighter Jason Brewer and Firefighter Brennen Polenske were conducting structure defense in the Spring Valley community.

Engine 3556 personnel were defending structures when they located two horses roaming outside their enclosure. They protected the horses as the fire front moved through the area. A short time later they found Jessie Nagelmann and Amanda Davis from NORCAL Livestock Evacuation and Support. The engine crew assisted the animal rescuers by using fruit and vegetables from their sack lunches to distract the horses. Jessie and Amanda took that opportunity to rope the horses so they could be lead to a trailer and transported to safety.

Fire Captain Sperlich said, “It’s good to reunite the horses with their owners...and know that we were able to make a little difference.” Additionally, he talked about the fire front, “It was coming through pretty strong.”

The team from NORCAL Livestock Evacuation and Support transported the horses to the Owen Ranch in Middletown. Helen Owen was able to board animals on her ranch while their owners were evacuated. She housed 115 animals and fish at peak capacity.

Firefighters are often challenged with large animal evacuations when communities become threatened by fire. Organizations like NORCAL Livestock Evacuation and Support work together with firefighters to remove large animals and livestock from the fire area.

California fire season brings many people together from throughout the State and beyond. Many of these people have never had the opportunity to meet. However, each season well trained and incredibly professional personnel combine efforts to provide exceptional service in communities across the State.

Posted by CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit on Monday, August 13, 2018

Firefighters at the Mendocino Complex had the opportunity to reunite with the horses they helped rescue.

The engine crew assisted Jessie Nagelmann and Amanda Davis from NorCal Livestock Evacuation by using fruit and vegetables from their sack lunches to distract the horses while Jessie and Amanda roped the horses. Read More

It was supposed to be the most exciting week in Shelina Moreda's life. And it was, just not how she expected.

Moreda is a professional motorcycle racer from Petaluma, and a Covergirl who was about to be featured in a new ad campaign.

But the North Bay wildfires started... (Read Full Story)

A dog burnt in one of the fires raging across northern California was found and treated by a team of volunteers on August 5.

This footage, filmed by Shelina Moreda, a volunteer with NorCal Livestock Evacuation in Lake County, shows the dog, who appears to have suffered severe injuries from the blaze ...Watch the Full Video

A Northern California nonprofit rescued animals in the LNU Lightning Complex fire, including a horse that was badly burned.

The horse is now being treated at the UC Davis Veterinary hospital. Watch the Full Video