2 horses rescued after surviving Woolsey Fire in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- Two horses survived the Woolsey Fire and were rescued by Humane Society crews in Malibu Saturday afternoon.

The destructive Woolsey Fire left behind charred hillsides and ravaged the Malibu Park area, where only one to two homes were left standing on some streets.

Wild Santa Ana winds ignited the flames that ended up lighting home after home, reducing it to rubble.

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On Saturday, animal rescue crews were looking out for animals that had been left behind simply because the owners could barely get out in time.

According to a GoFundMe account, one of the owners, Cheryl Jordan, was alone and called 911 to help her as the blaze reached her home and the smoke disabled her vision.

In the chaos of fleeing her property, she broke her arm and was unable to rescue the horses and two dogs. The two dogs perished in the fire.

When the Humane Society group arrived at the home Saturday, the two horses were discovered still trapped in their pens. Everything around them was burned and black but they somehow survived the terrifying event.

"Both of them are pretty singed. They have no flesh wounds or anything like that, but they have smoke inhalation and are in need of some medical care," said Christie Tracy, with the Humane Society.

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The group took the horses in for immediate treatment.

The GoFundMe account has been set up to help the owners pay for the horses veterinary expenses. You may donate by clicking here.

The account states that Jordan and her husband William Pool lost their home in the blaze.

Dozens of homes have been destroyed in the Woolsey Fire and about 265,000 people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are evacuated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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