'Baby Yoda' Kitten Rescued From California Wildfire
A baby kitten that looks the spit of Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian has been saved from the California wildfires.
The little feline looks strangely like the character from the hit Star Wars show. The kitten is said to be between two and three weeks old and it was found in the road while firefighters were battling the blaze.
It was covered in ash and was take to the Cal Oak Animal Shelter where it was looked over by a vet.
The North Valley Animal Disaster Group said on Facebook that they named her Baby Yoda.
Vice president of the organisation, Norm Rosene, told CNN that the cat is doing fine.
He said: "As of last night, her foster has said she is doing great. Baby Yoda will have no problem finding a home."
Rosene added: "We will hang on to the animals and give everyone a chance to get their lives together before claiming their animals. Who knows, Baby Yoda's parents might be out there looking for her and waiting to get her back."
At the moment, the western US is seeing about 70 large wildfires burn across the country. Thanks to high temperatures, drought, strong winds and dry vegetation, the blazes are continuing to spread.
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At least 26 people have been killed in the fires, which are spreading across California, Oregon and Washington State.
While some regions remain untouched by the flames, smoke from the wildfires has cast an eerily dark, orangey haze over many cities, including San Francisco.
Explaining what was going on, the Bay Area Air Quality District tweeted: "The orange skies this morning are a result of wildfire smoke in the air. Strong winds over the past few days transported ash from fires in northern California and the Sierra Nevada into the region.
"These smoke particles scatter blue light & only allow yellow-orange-red light to reach the surface, causing skies to look orange. If smoke becomes too thick in a certain area, most of the light will be scattered & absorbed before reaching the surface, which may cause dark skies."
Catherine Geeslin told the San Francisco Chronicle: "It feels like the end of the world, or like Mordor."
She added: "It was alarming to see it's still dark. And it will be strange to have lunch in the dark. But you still have to get on with your day."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/North Valley Animal Disaster Group
Topics: US News