Pilots Rescue 3 People, 2 Dogs From Woolsey Fire

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
November 20, 2018US News
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The fire department in Los Angeles just released a video of its firefighters saving the lives of three people along with two dogs from the Woolsey fire on Nov. 9.

The Los Angeles Fire Department’s pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith were conducting a water drop when they received a call from a nearby area for rescue.

Despite being low on fuel, they continued to the location of the call—through the smoke of the fire.

They managed to land, albeit a very complex one, and one of the pilots—Smith—ran out of the helicopter to help rescue the people and animals.

One of the pets—a dog—did not want to get in the helicopter due to being too scared, but the civilians and animals were all saved.

Words of praise were visible from the comments on the video that the department released, citing the heroism portrayed by the two pilots, Nordquist and Smith.

The Woolsey Fire started on Nov. 8, and burned nearly 100,000 acres of land and destroyed 1,500 buildings in California.

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