They Thought Their Dog Died in a Wildfire ... But Then a Miracle Happened

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 23, 2017 / comments


Katherine Weaver had no choice but to flee her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, CA, as a wildfire began to consume it. And she had no intention of leaving her Bernese mountain dog, Izzy, behind.

But as she and her husband started to get into their car, Izzy leapt from her arms and ran into the night, Inside Edition reports. The couple barely escaped the neighborhood as flames reached 30 feet into the air.

Weaver became distraught thinking the dog had died.

Kathy Weaver:

"My parents woke up with flames surrounding their house in wikiup bridgeway and had seconds to get out. In the chaos of trying to escape, my parent's dog Izzy ran from them. My mom couldn't chase after her without risking her own life. 

They had to drive through walls of flames and across a burning wooden bridge to get to mark west springs road and to safety. They lost everything, but my mom was most devastated about leaving Izzy. My brother and husband were determined to try to get back to my parents property to see if by some miracle Izzy survived. They were turned away by police officers, but if you know my brother Jack or husband Patrick...neither one likes to be told no. They ended up hiking just under 3 miles to my parent's property. This video shows the last part of their hike up to my parent's house. It's a little long, but the ending is worth the watch."


The scene was captured on a video that has gone viral on Facebook.

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