Agency Assist 02/21/2024 INC#0803

Agency Assist; INC#0803; 12:35PM; 10424 W Foothill Bl;; #LakeViewTerrace; PRELIM: LAFD ground and air response to assist the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services "Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team" (SMART) in rescuing a conscious and alert ~1200 pound horse (undetermined breed / gender) trapped up to its chest/neck in what is described as a backyard sinkhole of very soft soil approximately 75 yards from the nearest roadway. The horse is described as being in minimal to moderate distress. Working now with bystanders to comfort and protect the horse, LAFD responders are gingerly removing soil with shovels, as they develop a rescue plan with SMART experts, which may include fitting the horse with a specialized harness to allow an LAFD helicopter hoist rescue. LAFD Public Information Officers Captain Erik Scott and Firefighter David Ortiz are en route, ETA 2:00 PM. Note: Though there have been strong rainstorms in that area in recent days, the specific cause of the sinkhole, and horse becoming trapped, cannot be formally determined by firefighters.; FS 24; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; AO1 AO2 BC12 BC14 E24 E288 E289 E290 EM10 H6 H7 HA6 HA7 HR3 RA827 RA889 RA91 T87 T88 T89 T90 UR88; CH8; 17; Brian Humphrey