Automotive

Firefighters Push a GT350 Out of a Burning Home in California


Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu (AP)

Heartbreaking forest fires have been sweeping through both Northern and Southern California in what has become the most destructive fires in the state’s history. The news emerging from this disaster has been horrifying—hundreds of thousands have been evacuating the state as the fires spread, many of whom were trapped in their cars. Zoos are in danger. Mansions have been burning to the ground.

It’s difficult to find things to feel good about in situations like this knowing that many more folks are sure to be displaced from their homes before these fires are reigned in.

Local news station ABC 7 has posted a compilation of photographs from the destruction in Ventura County—one of which appears to be firefighters rescuing a vintage 1966 Mustang GT350 from the garage of a burning home near Malibu Lake. The car is worth over $200,000 and likely was determined to be a valuable asset to be saved from the home.

There’s very little information regarding the situation of the picture—but we’re assuming that the house was no longer occupied when the firefighters spotted the GT350 and opted to push it out of the danger zone. Other photos suggested that the house was a lost cause.

It’s a small pinprick of light in a dark time, a moment that humanizes the folks involved in fighting what’s been a difficult battle. That said, our thoughts are with the nine people who have lost our lives and those who are suffering the consequences of this horrific situation.

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