East Bay firefighters rescue hawk stuck in netting on top of Newark gas station

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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A hawk stuck in a net on the roof of a Newark gas station is lucky these firefighters came along.

NEWARK, Calif. (KGO) -- Firefighters do a lot more than just battle the flames. In the East Bay they rescued an animal in desperate need of their help.

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A crew with the Alameda County Fire Department freed a hawk Sunday after it got caught in some netting. The bird was found on the roof of a gas station in Newark.

The department tweeted video of the rescue. It shows a pair of firefighters cutting the netting around the hawk.

It took them about 15 minutes to free the trapped bird, which was then taken to a clinic to get checked out.