Animals Rescued as Southern Fire More Than Doubles in Size

An emergency response team from the San Diego Humane Society rescued multiple animals from a San Diego County wildfire that more than doubled in size overnight from May 1 into May 2.

This footage, released early on May 2, shows humane society rescuers taking farm animals to safety from the Southern Fire, which was more than 6,000 acres by Monday. The video was filmed in Julian, the society said.

“Our emergency response team worked into the night supporting San Diego County’s Department of Animal Services,” the group wrote on Twitter. “They rescued rabbits, goats, a donkey, horses, chickens.” Credit: San Diego Humane Society via Storyful