Elk Trapped Against Fence Line Flee PF Fire in Montana

A trio of elk was filmed running along a fence line as the animals attempted to flee encroaching flames from the PF Fire in Montana’s Big Horn County on July 28.

Firefighter Christopher Sharpe filmed this video while working to contain the blaze, formerly known as the Poverty Flats Fire, which scorched nearly 67,000 acres as of August 1.

“The elk did make it out safe,” Sharpe wrote on Facebook. “Cutting the fence would have scared the elk and deer into the fire more. We had people walking along the fence to help push them into the safe place.” Credit: Christopher Sharpe via Storyful

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