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Badly injured cat was in ruins of raging Sonoma fire. Then a firefighter came to its rescue

This cat was rescued by Cal Fire Deputy State Fire Marshal Jose Duenas as he was conducting damage assessment inspections in areas affected by the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.
This cat was rescued by Cal Fire Deputy State Fire Marshal Jose Duenas as he was conducting damage assessment inspections in areas affected by the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.

A badly injured cat was found by a firefighter while doing damage assessment inspections in areas affected by the Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County.

Cal Fire Deputy State Fire Marshal Jose Duenas found the cat and tended to it until “animal care could arrive to rescue it,” Cal Fire said in a Facebook post.

The kitty is in “good spirits,” and firefighters look forward to reuniting it with its family, Cal Fire said. The agency also mentioned that the feline is just one of many animals emergency responders have found and rescued as wildfires have ravaged California.

The wildfires in Northern California have killed at least 41 people, burned 213,000 acres and destroyed more than 5,700 structures.

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover Tuesday that their parents' dog Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa neighborhood early Monday morning.

A cat was rescued by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 13, 2017, in a neighborhood of Santa Rosa that had been badly damaged by the Tubbs Fire. This footage shows the deputies coaxing the cat out of hiding from underneath a vehicle. Accordi

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