77 Year Old Defies Evacuation Order And Risked His Life To Save Animals

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As the California wildfires continue to rage across the state, the order to evacuate has been spreading quicker than the fire. Most people hear the order to evacuate, pack up, load the car and get out of dodge. Some choose to stay, either because they are too stubborn to be moved by anyone's will other than their own, or because they have work to do before leaving.

77-year-old Peter Lang falls into the latter category. Lang owns the Safari West Park and Animal Preserve in Santa Rosa, California, and he wouldn't allow himself to flee to safety until he knew the animals under his charge were safe from harm. He refused to leave because the raging fires were looking to be a on a direct collision course with his safari.

Dressed in a hooded sweater soaked in water, armed with only a garden hose, he prepared for battle against the virtually unstoppable power of fire...

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