Incredible Moment Burnt And Hungry Dog Is Found Hiding In Oven To Escape Raging Wildfires

A very clever dog has been found hiding in an oven to escape the wildfires that are currently devastating large parts of Greece.

The resourceful dog seems to have sought refuge from the heat and the flames in the last place that you'd normally think to do that - inside the cooker.

The oven served to protect the pooch until rescuers arrived and found it hiding in there. Eventually, it came out and, realising that it had been saved, began to wag its tail again.

The footage of the dog's emergence was shot near to the town of Mati, east of Greece's capital Athens, and it was then shared on Facebook by Artemis Kyriakopoulou, who said: "We found this creature in a furnace of a burnt out house at an area of Mati that has been completely destroyed.

"The dog was burned, hurt, hungry, and of course scared as we managed to save him and his sibling who was in a better condition.

"They have been both transferred to a vet. The second dog that is not shown in the video was patiently awaiting his owner at the entrance to the house.

"Please help us to find their owners if they are still alive."

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

The fires of last week are thought to have killed hundreds of animals, as well as more than 90 people. Despite looking like it had been through hell, this dog was surprisingly healthy given the circumstances.

As well as the human and animal cost, thousands of homes have been destroyed by the wildfires that have decimated large swathes of the area. There is currently an investigation ongoing to find out whether the fires were started deliberately or not.

Drones and US Naval Pilots are flying over the area to try to ascertain if human involvement caused the fires to start.

Footage also emerged recently that shows people taking to the sea as a last resort to avoid being burned alive.

The Greek government has been heavily criticised for failing to quickly deal with the fires, as well as its perceived failure to prepare for such an eventuality.

The Greek Federation of Firefighters joined in the criticism of the Greek authorities.

A spokesperson said: "The government might be saying there were no grave operational mistakes, but what it isn't saying is that there were thousands of small mistakes.

"All those mistakes make the big mistake and that is why we had such an unprecedented number of deaths."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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