Los incendios forestales que están arrasando California son ya los mayores en la historia de este estado. Más de 100.000 hectáreas quemadas, un fuego que es "extremadamente rápido, extremadamente agresivo, extremadamente peligroso”, según explicó a Los Angeles Times el subjefe de bomberos de California.
Las imágenes, captadas con las cámaras que los policías llevan en sus uniformes, muestran la tensión del momento y también la rapidez con la que unos y otros actúan en una situación tan complicada.
PD fights the clock as the Nelson Fire races towards the Solano SPCA
As the Nelson Fire raced towards the south end of town, it looked like the Solano SPCA would be the first to be hit by the flames. Our officers worked with Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff and volunteers to evacuate all they could in a race against the clock. **Additionally, here is information directly from SPCA Solano's official page: We wanted to give a quick update and thank everyone for their support. We understand that many people are under the impression that we left a volunteer and cats behind last night in the fire. We were forced to evacuate under extremely short notice. Vacaville Police Department was gracious enough to fit as many animals as they could in their vehicles to help us. Unfortunately we were under the impression that all animals were out and safe when we evacuated. We found out later that there had been a few cats still in the cat building. However, fire crews were stationed on our property, outside that building, ready to protect it. The volunteer that was in there went in illegally and crossed the fire line without anyone knowing after we had been out for quite a while. We would never leave a person behind. If we knew he was in there, we would have called to inform first responders to get him out! Once it was deemed safe, shortly after we found out a volunteer was there, two of our staff members were able to be escorted in by the police department to get the remainder of the animals out. All animals are safe in foster homes at this time. Unfortunately we do not have power or water at this time but all 60 of our animals are safe in foster homes for the time being. We are hoping to get in there tomorrow to clean up the ash and debris inside our kennel building and around the property. We thank you all so much for your donations, love, support, and concerns. The Vacaville community has been so gracious to open their homes and hearts for us. If you have pictures from last night feel free to post them on our page. If you are still looking to donate, we will keep you posted as for when we will be able to accept them. Only two staff members were able to go in today and get an idea of where we are at. Fire crews were still working today putting out hot spots and we are grateful for their hard work. We are extremely lucky and thankful to the fire departments and police departments who were on site last night and on the front lines. Thank you! Media inquiries can be directed to Lt. Mark Donaldson @ (707) 975-2486.Posted by Vacaville Police Department on Sunday, August 12, 2018
En pocos tiempo y con muchas manos amigas, entre todos lograron rescatar a los más de 60 perros y gatos que estaban en la SPCA de Solano. Todos ellos fueron a casas de acogida y allí siguen, a salvo, hasta que la situación esté bajo control.
Tras los nervios, muchos en esa comunidad y en todo EEUU -las imágenes se han hecho virales- están dando la enhorabuena tanto a los policías como a los voluntarios, a todos los que hicieron posible ese rescate.
We are live with Lt. Donaldson from the Vacaville Police Department talking about the amazing effort by officers to evacuate 60 animals from the SPCA of Solano County during the Nelson Fire... CBS13 CBS Sacramento Good Day SacramentoPosted by Dina Kupfer on Monday, August 13, 2018