Los Angeles Chargers honor woman for driving into Woolsey Fire zone to save horses

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- ABC7 has partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers to honor hometown heroes during all home games.

On Sunday, the team introduced a woman who drove into the Woolsey Fire while thousands of people scrambled to flee their homes.

Jess Phoenix was on a mission to save horses that were left behind to fend for themselves. She drove her truck and horse trailer right into the fire zone not just once - but four times. Each time she saved a horse.

"I thought, I would not want to be somebody terrified unable to move their horse in a fire and have nobody to call, no help to turn to. So I said, OK, I better go out and make a difference," she said.

At halftime, the Chargers presented Phoenix with a personalized Chargers jersey and she got a standing ovation from the fans.
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