Greg Skeens, a California man has just reunited with Buck, his Australian Cattle dog who he thought he had lost in the recent Apple wildfire.
According to Greg Skeens, the recent wildfire which razed down more than 27,000 acres of land got to his home earlier this week.
It was one big orange flame all the way around the house, and I thought, I thought we were going to die.Greg Skeens
Fortunately, firefighters were around and put out the fire as they almost got to the deck of Skeen’s home. Unluckily, the flames had already pushed some wild animals out of the hills and they were onto Skeen’s property.
Skeens said that Buck started chasing a coyote that was much bigger than him and his dog never returned. He later said that his dog wasn’t aware that coyotes eat dogs. Skeens thought his dog was already gone.
However, firefighters were able to save his dog as they found Buck out in the fire line. Buck was taken to animal control where he was reunited with his master.
Skeens recalled that his dog was very happy immediately he was handed over to him. He added that Buck latched into his leg refusing to let go.
The Apple Fire began Friday evening and has been raging through California since then. According to the Desert Sun, as of Thursday, the flames have pulled down eight buildings and four homes. The only casualty recorded is that of a firefighter who got burnt when he opened his chainsaw’s fuel cap.
According to the United States Forest Service, the fire is expected to be contained by Aug.17.
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