A bird identified by a local man as a quail was caught on camera fleeing the flames of the Red Apple Fire on July 14 in Wenatchee, Washington State.
Donald Bubba Ovitt, who recorded the footage, said firefighters had redirected the blaze with a fire line.
In his Instagram post, Ovitt praised their efforts, saying he couldn’t “thank them enough for their work saving our homes.”
In his post, Ovitt praised their efforts, saying he couldn’t “thank them enough for their work saving our homes.”
The fire had grown to 11,000 acres, latest updates said, with 10 percent containment.
Around 1,500 homes were still under various evacuation orders or advices on July 15, with investigators saying the wildfire may have been started by illegal burning, according to local reports. Credit: Donald Bubba Ovitt via Storyful