Bear burned in Carr Fire undergoes unique therapy

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A young bear rescued from the Carr Fire is undergoing a unique therapy. Vets are using sterilized tilapia skins to help heal this bear's burns. (Photo by CDFW)

A young bear rescued from the Carr Fire is undergoing a unique therapy. Vets are using sterilized tilapia skins to help heal this bear's burns.

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A crew working to fix damaged utility poles spotted the cub Thursday licking her burned paws. They called wildlife experts.

The same fish-skin therapy was used on two bears burned in last December's Thomas Fire in Southern California.

They healed and were released back into the wild.

Here are more stories related to the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County.

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