CAL FIRE firefighters working on the Creek Fire in Shasta County reportedly found two orphaned fawns on Wednesday.
The fawns, believed to be just a few days old, were found in a small area of grass surrounded by burned ground. They were reportedly too weak to stand and very hungry.
CAL FIRE called the Haven Wild Care Fawn Program to take custody of the little deer. The program’s director told the local NBC affiliate that it appeared the fawns had been separated from their mother for a while because they were ungroomed.
@CALFIRESHU E2463 firefighters found two orphaned fawns, probably less than one week old, today while working on the #CreekFire. The fawns were taken in by the Haven Wild Care Fawn Program for evaluation and care. #CALFIRE #SavingLives pic.twitter.com/SexLkxGDwo
— CAL FIRE SHU (@CALFIRESHU) June 28, 2018
The fawns are said to be recovering well and will be returned to the wild as soon as possible.
The Creek Fire is burning west of Redding. It has destroyed 1,475 acres and is 75 percent contained.