The Equine Rescue Center is a sanctuary for rescued horses located in northern California. Presently the center and its 72 horses are completely surrounded by wildfires. Monica Hardemon, the founder and owner of the center, is refusing to leave the animals behind.
“We’re just kinda trapped at this point,” Hardeman said in a phone interview with a San Francisco newspaper. “If people could get to us, they would, but we’re in a situation where it’s just not possible.”
It seems to be a tragedy unfolding. The photo above was snapped Monday morning from the Equine Rescue Center property. Hardemon runs the center along with help from Ranch Director Gabe Pimentel. In addition to the 72 horses, there reportedly also are cattle, goats, and dogs. A bit more from the newspaper report, published today:
Trying to keep people informed of what’s happening at the center, Hardeman posted a Facebook video updating everyone of what’s happening as roads around the ranch remained closed Tuesday.
“I don’t want to leave because I know [officers] won’t let me back, so I’m not leaving,” Hardeman said of the situation. “Unless somebody puts a gun to me or something I might leave, but … right now, I go where they go and nobody could get up here yesterday [to move the horses], they wouldn’t let people in. …I’m not leaving.”
Yesterday I put up a post about a lawsuit that has just been filed in an effort to stop geoengineering. Geoengineering is likely to have been a contributing factor in the California wildfires. When you spray tons of aluminum particulates into the sky it increases electrical conductivity–which makes lightning strikes more volatile and deadly. Add to that already-dry conditions, and you have the makings of a major disaster.
The Equine Rescue Center is located in Bangor, a small town in Butte County California. The county seat is Oroville. The area has been under a five-year-long drought that partially came to an end in April, when it received a lot of rain, but the subsequent summer months were once again very dry. Moreover, October in northern California traditionally is one of the dryest, hottest times of the year.
A bit from a CNN report is quite interesting:
It’s unclear what caused fires to form suddenly around the same time in one night, blazing through California’s wine country while many residents were caught unaware as they headed to bed.
Yes, it’s “unclear” to CNN what might cause spontaneous fires like this, but the article quotes some “experts” who point to things like dry conditions and “really strong winds.” Geoengineering, the elephant in the living room, of course is not mentioned.
I came across the following image on Ms. Hardemon’s Facebook page:
I hope and pray for a miracle that Ms. Hardemon and her animals will be spared.