Support pours in for family, 55 donkeys threatened by Border Fire
POTRERO (KUSI) — As the Border Fire in Potrero continues to grow, more families’ homes are threatened. The brush fire had spread to 7,500 acres by Tuesday morning and was only 5 percent contained, leaving many families in the area worried.
But in this time of need, one woman was touched by the outpouring of love she received from her community.
Kim Fuson came home Monday to find her home in the Campo area without power and her neighbors evacuating.
“It looked a lot like the ‘Independence Day’ movie,” Fuson said.
Fuson said she immediately thought of her miniature donkeys and other animals.
“They’re all our children," she said. "All 55 of them.”
Fuson took to Facebook — something she says she normally never would have thought of — and within minutes calls were flooding in offering help. She said most of the callers were strangers — some calling from as far away as Colorado — all offering food, water, shelter and transportation for her animals.
"To all these people, I can only say from my heart thank you very, very much," Fuson told KUSI while holding back tears. "They were so kind."
Fuson is currently out of the evacuation zone, but should that change, she is still seeking a safe place to house her animals. Anyone interested in helping Fuson and her husband can contact KUSI.