Wildland firefighters are heroes on many fronts. These men and women risk their lives to save homes, property and forests being threatened by wildfires. Wildfires started by carelessness, arson or lightning can create nightmares for residents and be extremely destructive to our landscape. Often times we are so focused on the damage to inhabitated areas that we forget about the forest dewellers. Wildlife can also effected by wildfire! Recently several crew members of an elite wildland firefighting crew in Arizona went above and beyond. They helped rescue two fawns from the fire! Watch this video as the fawns are brought out of the flames in hopes of being reunited with their mother!
“Count baby deer among those saved by the elite crews fighting a stubborn Arizona wildfire.”
“The baby animals were found too close to the spreading blaze in the dense Prescott National Forest and around Prescott, a mountain city about 100 miles north of Phoenix.”
“The firefighters took the deer to a nearby habitat away from the flames so that they could be reunited with their mother.”
#GoodwinFire While combatting the Goodwin Fire Friday evening the Flagstaff Hotshots found two deer fawns in danger of being impacted by the flames. The Hotshots carried the fawns out of harm's way and transferred them to a nearby unaffected habitat so they could be reunited with their mother. (Video credit: Steve Rhine/USDA US Forest Service Prescott National forest)
Posted by U.S. Forest Service – Prescott National Forest on Saturday, July 1, 2017