As a result of the 17 wildfires currently blazing through Northern California, more than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, and patients from two hospitals have been moved.

But Napa and Sonoma are home to more than just people; a number of stables and ranches are located in the two counties. So, what happened to all the horses?

Some were evacuated properly and transported to stables in safe regions.

Others who were left behind broke lose and fled the rapidly spreading flames on their own.

But not all were able to escape in time.

Charred corpses are being found in the scorched fields.

So far, 23 horses have been reported dead. Sadly, that number is likely to rise as the fires continue to spread.

All Californians — both two- and four-legged — are in our thoughts.