Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law, Patrick Widen, were panting and out of breath when they were hiking up hills to reach Weaver’s mother’s home in Santa Rosa after wildfires swept through the area.
They had to hike about three miles, to see the extent of the damage and if by some miracle the dog, Izzy, had survived. The two filmed their journey on the way.
The previous day, on October 9th, Weaver’s parents woke up to their house engulfed in flames, and had mere seconds to flee with their own lives. In the midst of the fire, Izzy escaped from them.
As fires continue to rip through the California wine country, many families are wondering what happened to their homes, and this family decided to go back and check, and look for Izzy at the same time.
Miraculously, when they arrived at the property, Izzy was alive and waiting for them! Although the property was mostly destroyed, they were obviously very happy to see that their family dog had survived.
As wildfires continue to rip apart California, small, happy moments like these can help people find the silver lining in these tragic events. ❤️ Watch the video below!
Just a heartwarming story to share in the middle of all this devastation. My parents woke up with flames surrounding their house in wikiup bridgeway and had seconds to get out. In the chaos of trying to escape, my parent's dog Izzy ran from them. My mom couldn't chase after her without risking her own life. They had to drive through walls of flames and across a burning wooden bridge to get to mark west springs road and to safety. They lost everything, but my mom was most devastated about leaving Izzy. My brother and husband were determined to try to get back to my parents property to see if by some miracle Izzy survived. They were turned away by police officers, but if you know my brother Jack or husband Patrick…neither one likes to be told no. They ended up hiking just under 3 miles to my parent's property. This video shows the last part of their hike up to my parent's house. It's a little long, but the ending is worth the watch.
Posted by Beckyjean Widen on Thursday, October 12, 2017