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Woman drives 85 goats to safety from wildfire

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 14:31:39-04

MOLALLA, Ore. — When a wildfire threatened her land, one woman went into action and drove her kids away to safety.

But not her children, her kids.

Carine Goldin is a cheese maker in Oregon whose business was in the path of the wildfire near Molalla. But Goldin could not leave her 85 goats behind.

Once Goldin received a Level 3 "GO NOW" evacuation order, she loaded her goats into her own Subaru, along with a trailer, and made several trips to keep the goats safe, KPTV reports.

Goldin managed to fit seven goats into her car.

"They actually lined up nicely on one end,” Goldin said.

But as soon as Goldin's goats were safe, the evacuation order was lifted and she now has to haul the animals back to the farm. However, this time she will receive help from emergency crews on the return trips.

“It's all very scary and the goats are under tremendous stress right now." said Goldin. "And we just kind of want to give them rest before we move them back."