Some California Horses Waiting Fire Out at Holding Facilities

Horses evacuated from fire zones in Ventura County, Calif. are residing in temporary holding facilities at the county fairgrounds while firefighters battle the latest round of wildfires sweeping the region.

According to Capt. John Alford of the Ventura County Fire Department, county fire officials ordered owners to evacuate their horses on Monday after firefighters contained a 30-acre blaze near an oil facility in Santa Paula, Calif.

Ventura County Animal Regulation Department staff prepared temporary holding sites in advance of the evacuation order and provided transport assistance for horse owners.

The horses will remain at the site as long as the region remains on high fire alert, Alford said.

Meanwhile, county fire crews continue to work with Los Angeles city and county firefighters to contain another fire on the counties' shared border.

About the Author

Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with FREE weekly newsletters from Learn More