As wildfires tear across California, emergency responders rush to save people and animals.
Here is the incredible body camera view from the Vacaville Police Department over the weekend as they evacuated the Solano SPCA, which was in the path of the flames from the Nelson Fire.
Some 60 dogs, cats and other animals were in the building and kennels as smoke and flames threatened.
“Officers worked with Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff and volunteers to evacuate all they could in a race against the clock,” police tweeted.
The video is nothing short of frightening.
As the Nelson Fire raced towards #Vacaville, it looked like the @SolanoSPCA would be the first to be hit by the flames. Officers worked with Humane Animal Services, SPCA staff and volunteers to evacuate all they could in a race against the clock. 🐈 🐕 🚓 💨 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zTwe185GbE
— Vacaville Police (@VacavillePolice) August 13, 2018
Foster families were quickly found for every animal.
“All of the animals are out of the shelter for the night and the shelter wasn’t damaged,” the SPCA posted on Facebook. “We are smokey but we are OK.”
Some animals even found permanent homes out of the ordeal.
Local CBS News reported six dogs and six cats were adopted by their caregivers.
Police rescuers, including Officer Carly Stone (pictured below) even went back to visit their animals they helped save.
These are heroes one and all.
Photos Vacaville Police/Twitter