December 2, 2018

Firefighters see a lot of unusual sights, and here are two (the other is behind the camera) who came across something out of the ordinary in Paradise, California, during the recent fires.

The catastrophic Camp Fire had decimated Paradise at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Many human lives were lost, and countless animals perished.

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Firefighter Chris Harvey and Sacramento Fire Chief Gary Loesch were on their way to an accident caused by a fallen tree, when suddenly, out of the smoke and ashes emerged two very weary and confused donkeys.

“We pulled over to let them pass, and saw that they looked very tired, worn out and thirsty,” Harvey told The Dodo. “I tried to give them some water in my hand from a water bottle, but it kept spilling out.”

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Determined to help the hapless pair, Harvey reached into his lunch pack and let the appreciative donkeys eat his apples.

“They ate the apples quickly and seemed grateful for the snack,” said Harvey. “We called base camp and had them dispatch animal control officers to get the donkeys.”

In an area completely devastated by the #CampFire, SFD Fire Chief Gary Loesch and firefighter Chris Harvey came across…

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Saturday, November 10, 2018

The two firefighters, no doubt weary themselves, waited for help to arrive for the donkeys they saved.

Compassion goes a long way in today’s turmoil; we can all help make the world a better place by thinking of others first.

#CampFire in Butte County is now 20,000 acres. Evacuations in place. Please keep all who are working to manage this…

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thanks to all the firefighters out there, who risk their necks in their dangerous line of work to protect life.