Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:06 PM
joeybee12 (55,302 posts)
Teen girl saves 25 horses from stable fire
More than two dozen horses are alive thanks in part to the efforts of a courageous 15-year-old who sprang into action when she saw flames in the stables.
"I started off by just putting their halters on and pulling them out by twos, but then the fire started getting quicker so I just started wrapping their ropes around their necks and just tying them around my arms and pulling them out," Madison Wallraf recalled.
The Wednesday evening fire at the M&R Overlook Farms in suburban McHenry, Ill., raged for about two hours. With no hydrants, water had to be trucked in to fight the blaze that consumed the 25,000 square-foot metal barn.
Wallraf described how she crawled through the aisle to rescue the frantic horses as flames flanked her and smoke filled the space to about three feet off the floor.
Sad part is 16 died...
But good for her...
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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:20 PM
riderinthestorm (23,062 posts)
4. So, so very brave on her part!! I can't even imagine the sheer horror of the situation
and her cool headed handling of it. She had to have heard the screams of the horses who were perishing but she continued to persevere, saving as many as she could.
Amazing! She can come work for me any day...