Granbury Animal Sanctuary Threatened by Wildfire - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Granbury Animal Sanctuary Threatened by Wildfire

Volunteers, staff loading livestock onto trailers to evacuate animal sanctuary



    Animal Rescue Facility Threatened by Brush Fire

    An animal rescue in Granbury is evacuating its animals as a wildfire burns one pasture away, officials say. (Published Monday, July 23, 2018)

    An animal rescue in Granbury evacuated its animals Monday afternoon as a wildfire burned one pasture away, officials said.

    Second Chance Farm said it evacuated its animals, including dogs, horses, goats and pigs, as the 60-acre blaze crept to within 200 yards of the farm's property. By 7 p.m. Monday the animals were being returned to the farm.

    The blaze, which is called the Knox Fire, started in Tolar and was 25 percent contained as of 5:20 p.m., according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

    Second Chance Farm said officials told them the fire was under control Monday afternoon, but evacuated the animals as a precaution as the wind shifted directions multiple times.

    The Forest Service said the fire has not forced any mandatory evacuations and has not threatened any buildings.

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