Bear rescued from Washington wildfire released back into wild

Cinder the bear is now back in the wild on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 after being badly injured in a wildfire in Washington state nine months ago. (KGO-TV)

A young bear is now back in the wild, nine months after being badly injured in a wildfire in Washington state.

Wildlife experts transported the 124-pound cub named Cinder to the Cascades.

She was found last August with badly burned paws that left her unable to walk, let alone forage for food.

Cinder was badly injured in a wildfire in Washington state last August and has spent the last six months in a bear rehab center in Idaho.


She was flown to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Center, where she was nursed back to health.

She's spent the last six months in a bear rehab center in Idaho, along with another cub.

"We don't know what the outcome is going to be, but we're going to give her the best chance possible. We're putting her in a great spot where she's going to make a heck of a living," wildlife biologist Rich Beausoleil said.

The bears were fitted with specially-equipped collars and will be closely monitored.

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