Firefighters Rescue Goats From Threat of Lava After La Palma Volcanic Eruption

Firefighters rescued two goats in La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, on September 20, after a volcano erupted the day prior.

The Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption was reported around 3:30 pm local time on Sunday and sent smoke and lava spewing out of several fissures. Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters, and police.

Between 5,000 and 10,000 people were expected to be evacuated from areas near the volcano, police said.

Video released by Gran Canaria Firefighters shows two goats being carried down a street by firefighters. In the caption, authorities wrote, “Among the tasks we are doing: rescue of animals such as this video, review and confirm evacuations, extinguish outbreaks avoiding spread, removal of fuel tanks". Credit: Bomberos Grancanaria via Storyful

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