As fires swept through Shasta County during the Creek Fire, firefighters rushed to save homes, evacuate nearby residents and contain the growing blazes. But another task of firefighters that sometimes goes unnoticed is their work with animals.
Members of the CAL FIRE Shasta Trinity Unit were working on the Creek Fire when they came across two twin fawns, or baby deer, who were orphaned during the fire and in desperate need of help.
The fawns seemed to be only a few days old and were found in a small area of grass surrounded by burned ground. They were reportedly too weak to stand and very hungry.
The firefighters alerted the Haven Wild Care Fawn Program, who took the babies into care. The fawns were said to be recovering and will be returned to the wild as soon as they are able.
We thank firefighters for keeping us safe and protecting our home, but they also have big friends in the wild. Thanks for all that you do!
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine