Puppy rescued from wildfire rubble in Northern California

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Sunday, September 13, 2020
Puppy rescued from CA wildfire rubble
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Butte County search and rescue teams found a puppy at a property impacted by the North Complex Wildfire in Butte County. Trooper only had some minor burns and was taken to a vet in Chico, California.

CHICO, Calif. (KGO) -- During what's been a dark week in California with the wildfires, there was a moment of hope.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office shared pictures of a puppy being rescued in Berry Creek.

The town was virtually wiped out by the North Complex Wildfire and search and rescue teams checked out properties impacted by the fires.

VIDEO: Evacuees describe racing for safety as Bear Fire explodes in size in Butte County

New evacuation orders have been issued for the Bear Fire near Oroville, north of Sacramento and south of Chico. Mandatory evacuations are spread across parts of Plumas, Butte, and Yuba counties.

This puppy has some minor burns but is now being cared for in Chico.

Authorities were able to track down the property owner who had to rush to evacuate and didn't have time to account for all their dogs.

Butte County deputies decided to name the puppy Trooper.