LAKE HAVASU, AZ – With the stress of wildfire, it’s always great to find some fun and levity amidst the chaos, and we just couldn’t resist sharing this story.
While Eastern Madera County had its own Willow Fire, there’s also one by that name burning in Arizona, and one nervous donkey found himself a bit stressed.
Wild donkeys are familiar denizens of the Arizona desert, and this particular donkey just didn’t want to be alone with a wildfire threatening, so he buddied up with some firefighters.
Karen Kuehnel posted this on Lake Havasu Living Magazine on Aug. 9:
“This terrified wild donkey would not leave the firefighters’ sides yesterday at the Willow Fire in Mohave Valley. The photo was taken by Chief Bill Weber of the Desert Hills Fire District. The firefighters sprayed the donkey down as it waited near them. And then he was safely removed from the danger. Way to go guys!!”
The errant equine was also geared up with his very own hardhat.