Trainer saves horses from wildfires

HERO—Whenfires strike, Brian Laughlin works with the Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation group to coordinate rescues. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Brian Laughlin still remembers the thick smoke and heat from the flames assaulting his face as he stepped out of his truck.

But the burning sensation didn’t faze him because his focus was singular: to rescue horses left behind in the panic of the Creek fire that raged through Los Angeles County in December.

“The first horse we p...

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