The human cost of wildfires is clear as they wreak havoc in many areas of the world. But the repercussions are also being felt in the animal kingdom. Canary Island firemen are battling a fire in Tenerife, Spain, that caused the evacuation of almost 12,000 people.
310 animals were also evacuated, and many of them are now staying in temporary housing.
A dog was among the creatures rescued by firefighters after it had somehow lost contact with its owners as they left.
Watch as brave firefighters go above and beyond to save a dog from a wildfire’s grasp. Watch the touching moment these brave firefighters save this animal companion from a threatening wildfire. The largest wildfire to hit Tenerife in decades has been burning uncontrollably for almost a week, but authorities claim the worst of it has passed.