City cops in the country! SF CHP deployed to the #CARR fires in Redding. Not sure we know what we’re doing in this pic but baby deer pulled from fires and turned over to rescue org. God speed @CAL_FIRE and all other agencies providing mutual aid. You are truly the Bravest. pic.twitter.com/husveKt7iP
— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) July 28, 2018
The Carr Fire has wreaked havoc through the city of Redding and surrounding areas of Shasta County. The death toll is at six – as of Monday morning – and the fire has burned almost 100,000 acres and nearly 1,000 homes or structures of some kind.
But the above Tweet offered a bit of heartwarming news. San Francisco-area California Highway Patrol officers were summoned to the area to help the cause, and a baby deer was rescued by one of the CHP officers. Here’s more from CBS News:
A California Highway Patrol officer was photographed holding the fawn he helped evacuate from the, which has been burning for days near Redding, in Northern California. In the photo, the fawn appears to thanking Sgt. Fawson with a “kiss.” The deer is sticking her tongue out and gently touching the officer’s cheek. Both CHP San Francisco and CHP Redding shared the sweet photo on social media, and it has provided a moment of good news during an otherwise dark time for Northern California.
— CAL FIRE PIO (@CALFIRE_PIO) July 28, 2018
#CarrFire [update] northwest of Anderson (Shasta County) is now 98,724 acres and 20% contained. Evacuations and road closures in place. Unified Command: CAL FIRE and Whiskeytown National Park. Photo credit: CAL FIRE https://t.co/QmhauhZj9m pic.twitter.com/5WtNG37T9U
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) July 30, 2018
As it’s been yet another tragic fire season in California, so keep everyone affected by or fighting these fires in your thoughts.