Belinda Wheeler works to get a horse back to his feet in Mannford near Drumright Aug. 6, 2012. The horse was burnt in recent wild fires and found wandering in the area. Wheeler and others got the horse back to it's feet and into a trailer to take for medical attention. If the horse didn't stand up Wheeler says it would have surely died. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
Devastated. That is the only word I could come up with as I drove through Creek County today. Most people aren't even at their property anymore. Why go to your property when there is nothing but ash and debris that cannot be salvaged?
As reporter Susan Hylton and I traveled the county we found a group trying to save a victim of the fire. A horse found wandering the road, burned and hungry. Kelly Farmer put the horse on his property until someone could take it for medical attention. The horse walked over to the shade and laid down. A move that would be fatal if Belinda Wheeler, Billy Palmore and Farmer couldn't get the horse back to it's feet and onto a trailer.
Watch video below to hear and see the rescue attempt of the horse as well as other sights and sounds from the fire. A tidal wave of flames
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