BIG SUR, Calif. (KGO) -- For the firefighters on the front lines of the Soberanes wildfire, encouragement for the work they're doing comes in many forms.
Therapy dogs that normally visit hospitals and libraries are paying visits to firefighter camps.
Some crews have spent nearly two weeks on the fire lines, and the opportunity to pause for a moment with the dogs helps lift spirits.
"When you see your guys smiling and they're tired, they worked really hard yesterday, but they got time to come over and play with the dogs it's kind of neat," said Santa Barbara firefighter Jim McCoy.
Many firefighters say the visits are especially significant, since they haven't been able to see their own pets for a while.
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Therapy dogs visit firefighters battling Soberanes Fire