California wildfire displaces exotic animals, horses, cats and dogs, too

A fire fighter battles the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A virtual Noah's Ark of wild beasts and livestock has been relocated to save them from a massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles in a region that is home to exotic animal sanctuaries and horse ranches. Officials and volunteers at the Wildlife Waystation in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar moved about three-quarters of the sprawling facility's 400 animals on Saturday, including dozens of large animals such as tigers, lions, bears and cougars, founder Martine Colette said in a telephone interview. The so-called Sand Fire has charred 59 square miles (153 sq km) since it broke out on Friday in a mostly rural area around the community of Acton on the northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest.

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July 27, 2016 3:12 am

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