Puppy Found Alive After Being Buried Under Ash And Rubble In Huge Wildfire
A puppy has been found alive after it was buried in ash and rubble during a massive wildfire in America.
California has been the hardest hit state in the US as the country battles a raft of infernos that are some of the biggest ever seen.
Butte County is one of those regions that have been hit hard by wildfires and authorities have been doing all they can to save as many lives as possible.
After going through a recently burned out area, BCSO Search and Rescue teams noticed something hiding in a destroyed home.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook: "As BCSO deputies and members of BCSO Search and Rescue were searching through properties impacted by the fire, they made an unexpected and welcomed discovery on a large property in Berry Creek, this adorable puppy.
"The puppy had some minor burns and was picked up by Animal Control and taken to Valley Oaks Veterinary Center in Chico to be checked out.
"After doing some investigating, we found out that the owner of the property has several dogs and was not able to locate them all before needing to evacuate. Our deputies decided to give this sweet puppy a name, Trooper."
Trooper is an incredibly apt name for a young dog that has managed to survive such a traumatic experience.
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But that's not the only animal that has had a close shave with death during the 2020 wildfire season in America.
On the weekend, firefighters managed to save a calf from an inferno in a blueberry bush.
The Douglas Forest Protective Association said on social media: "This has definitely been a hectic week with many stories to tell...some good and others not so good. But this morning, we're focusing on the positive.
"This picture was taken during the initial attack of the French Creek Fire which burned 495 acres about a mile northwest of Glide.
"While our crews were working on the fire, five cows and this calf were in a bad spot with fire advancing their way. In the chaos of the moment, this little guy got stuck in a patch of blackberries that were on fire!
"Luckily, we had an engine crew in the area that were able to keep the flames back while our firefighters went in and pulled the calf out of harm's way! It was one small victory but we'll take it."
The total damage across several western states is estimated to be around 4.6 million acres.
There are 25 fires burning in California, 16 in Washington state, 13 in Oregon and 10 in Idaho, with other blazes also being recorded in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, according to CNN.
Featured Image Credit: Butte County Sheriff's Office/Facebook