Dog Burnt in California Fires Discovered by Volunteer Team

A dog burnt in one of the fires raging across northern California was found and treated by a team of volunteers on August 5.

This footage, filmed by Shelina Moreda, a volunteer with the NorCal Livestock Evacuation in Lake County, shows the dog, who appears to have suffered severe injuries from the blaze.

“This poor boy was burnt all over, his paws crisped and smoking,” Moreda wrote. “He had walked up to this man, one of his neighbors. Ken made a little bed for him, and was caring for him even though Ken had earlier in the day watched his own house burn to the ground.”

On August 7, the Mendocino Complex fire in Mendocino County, which borders Lake County, became the largest fire in California since accurate measurements began in 1932, Cal Fire said. Credit: Shelina Moreda with NorCal Livestock Evacuation via Storyful