Two local heroes stayed behind in the fire zone at the 105 during the Gustafsen fire, diligently doing their duty and making sure those under their charge stayed safe despite the raging fire.
Sophie, 12 and Tad, 6, had 89 sheep under their care, needing protection from coyotes, bears, and, of course, wildfire.
The two are Maremma sheepdogs, guardian dogs that Lynn Landry and her husband Lorne, were forced to leave behind with their sheep when they were evacuated from their home on Abel Lake Road on July 6.
Quickly forced from their homes that evening, the Landrys were only able to leave one gate open for the animals, who were in for the night.
Overnight and into the next day, their neighbours’ houses burned. Fortunately, the Landry’s house was spared.
On Saturday, July 8, the Landrys were allowed a one-hour permit to get to their property.
“We opened all of our gates so they could …
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