Horse Runs Back Into SoCal Fire To Lead Other Horses To Safety

CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell / Facebook

Firefighters in Northern and Southern California have been battling fires for over a week.

Wednesday morning (Oct 30), a fire – called the Easy Fire – broke out in Southern California’s Simi Valley, which is where the Ronald Reagan Library is located. So far, it has burned about 1,300 acres and with winds reaching 80 mph, the brush fire is moving quickly.

Los Angeles Times photographer Wally Skalij shared a photo from inside the library to show folks just how close it is to the building.

Simi Valley is also home to several barns with many horses that needed to be evacuated. A video taken by someone helping evacuate horses was posted on Facebook by CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell and it is getting a lot of attention, and not because of the wonderful people helping the animals get to a safe place.

About 15 seconds into the video, as horses are being led out of danger, one horse turned around and ran back into the stables. The video shows him reach two confused horses, including one young foal, and leading them to safety.

What a hero!

Watch the inspiring video below.

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