California Wildfire Takes Heavy Toll on Animals Despite Massive Rescue Operations; Heart-Rending Pictures Go Viral
California fire (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

The California fire has killed nearly 50 people while rescuers continue to search for missing residents. The consuming fire has been the most destructive in California's history. While the rescue forces are at their best trying to save lives, the animals trapped in the adjoining areas who have no means to escape the inferno are dying by the dozens.

But rescue workers are not giving up their efforts in bringing them to safety. Photos and videos going viral on social media show workers evacuating horses, cats and dogs trapped from affected regions. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said that the fire had burnt 130,000 acres (526.1 square km). More than 5,600 firefighters have been deployed in the area to control fire. California Fire: Heartless Boss Asks Employee to Come to Work While His House Was Being Evacuated.

As the fire continues to spread, the California Film Commission has banned filming in state parks and beaches in the wildfire zones until further notice. According to variety.com, the commission on Tuesday announced that the fire burned about 150 square miles of land in Ventura and Los Angeles counties in six days.

Here are photos and videos of how animals were affected in the devastating fire-(Graphic content, viewer discretion advised)

 

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The terrifying fire

 

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A wild rabbit suffers serious burns from the fire

 

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A cat burnt in the fire

A man saving a rabbit from fire

 

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Most horses have been rescued from the area

Horses are spooked as the Woolsey Fire moves through the property on Cornell Road near Paramount Ranch on November 9, 2018, in Agoura Hills, California. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Reportedly, the fire was caused by strong winds and dry conditions in the state.  As the blaze spread in the town of Paradise threatening nearly 26,000 residents, residing in the area. The flames have already destroyed 621,743 acres (251,610 hectares), nearly twice the amount during the same period of 2017 and nearly triple the five-year average.