Firefighters battling the huge Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest came upon an ailing fawn who was in need of help. On Monday, the Facebook page for the U.S. Forest Service – Cleveland National Forest posted two images of compassionate firefighters offering the dehydrated and exhausted fawn some water:
Accompanying the post was an explanation:
Firefighters assigned to the #HolyFire from the Los Padres National Forest made a difference today in the life of this baby deer who was heat exhausted and dehydrated. They provided her with water and helped her get back on her feet. #OhDeer
The person accused of starting the devastating fire
The massive wildfire, which began earlier this month in Holy Jim Canyon, is believed to have been started purposefully by Forrest Gordon Clark, an “eccentric” man who has been described as a trouble-maker. The 51-year-old man was arrested on August 7 and he is facing multiple charges, including aggravated arson, arson of inhabited property, arson of forest, making criminal threats and resisting arrest.
Firefighters are making progress on the fire, but it was still only 59 percent contained as of Monday. The blaze has devastated thousands of acres. The fire will hopefully be contained by Friday, August 17 reports the Express U.K.
(Image via U.S. Forest Service Facebook page)
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