Ranchers lose home while saving cattle from lightning fire


California rancher Doniga Markegard and her family have nearly 1,000 head of cattle that graze on lands they lease in California.

When lightning fires were sparked around the Bay area, she and her family had to quickly evacuate their animals that were in harms way, KRON 4 News reports.

While they were rescuing their livestock, the house they were building on the land they own was burning down.

Makergard told KRON 4 News, “It was just a firestorm it came through 44,000 acres in one night, we thought it would take days to reach our house but it reached our house at night.”

To make things worse, the ranchers were dropped by their fire insurance, and now face a complete loss with no idea what to do next.