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Let's go back now to our top story that we're following this morning the raging wildfires just north of Los Angeles the flames inching closer -- thousands of homes.
People aren't the only ones endangered -- our homes at least one animal sanctuary is in the line of fire the -- Bala preserve rescues wild animals illegally sold with hats.
This place -- lions left -- plus the tigers interestingly enough that once belonged to Michael Jackson the preserve it is now under mandatory evacuation orders.
But the big cats are going anywhere because the -- of this animal preserve.
Is vowing to state like say that the staff is ready to fight the flames on their own in order to keep the animals safe.
Michael Jackson's tigers aren't the only without star power the sanctuary it was founded by movie star -- -- and she joins us now.
-- -- so how are things looking where you -- what is making you decide not to evacuate.
Well we have very very good lab with LA the fire department.
And here with our meetings with them and -- -- everybody is that we.
They really -- and let the fire department is that we have -- hours.
We have a really good.
You know -- plan.
And -- gonna make eight plan but it has evacuate and barriers.
Okay let me let me pause you right there because I'm not evacuating the animals or even your staff your putting your life at risk and -- -- the lives of firefighters.
Fire department has it was here we had that three -- -- today.
And that he is at best and like -- and the wind blew it is the way and move.
The other way so that.
We are we Arab -- OK but still under as I understand -- you're still under mandatory evacuation orders get react how do you prepare for something like this.
You go through drills actually.
Oh yes we believe that we it.
You -- down every this week.
Lee Adams we have -- acre.
Body of water I have a that in my late we have to use them -- tank with the -- And we have.
Being as ill and they -- to -- has -- down.
But I guess I'm having trouble understanding why not just evacuate why not well -- animals in the cages and and and take them away so that they're safe.
-- -- -- -- -- Okay.
We would certainly is that if it was at the Nittany.
You know that there -- And we would do that out yet that is that we've got back -- Over and -- degree weather right now.
And to put those animals and in the carriers we have designated spots today he's event that they let event.
And that we have places to take them.
And and -- by department would give us our hour's notice.
We have four hours' notice is that they think that the -- is behind it.
It is an active OK so if you if things are looking bad enough you say you will evacuate the animals that happened at that -- absolutely we -- OK at that.
-- just philosophically you believe that these firefighters should risk their lives in order to save.
Your folks up there.
They risk their life saving everybody.
Every you know -- it.
He I didn't choose to stay.
During mandatory evacuation orders.
I think as the bank that they get that that this speculate that.
DF fire department and does not want to have to -- -- That we have to move out because it down.
There's the -- it would be -- explore carriers going down that road.
Which is is very -- make it very difficult because we -- don't -- -- handed down late in -- one way it doesn't have -- crackberry.
There -- there's no way that down.
You know that that says buyer can't it get around and you.
It would be hard to get around it so as -- -- -- last question explain if you decide to evacuate eventually if things get bad enough.
How do you get the animals and Heidi get your colleagues -- Well that would that would.
-- -- Happen I mean it would do we have that we -- get -- is it that those they focus you have the trucks and all of that -- we have Feyerick.
-- -- I have been using my house in the office right now and they say is why I stayed there are so good -- is at the misery and made it but -- -- What we're taking a look at you right now picture -- with some of the firefighters in the area she must have a pretty good working relationship with you get with them to be -- and we want to wish you went all the animals -- -- the creatures there -- the festival -- Thank you so much for joining us by phone from Acton California right in the heart of one of the fires there very serious story -- else facing up there.
And so they -- of course we remember chippy veteran from.
The birds of a classic -- very famous you know analysts -- cautions that no.
Out of the acting -- for the most part these days.
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