While first responders were battling the Carr inferno that has been blazing through Northern California for more than a month, firefighters managed to save a pet that the house owners thought had died.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Engine 1489 and the Corning Department took care of a pet fish in a resident’s home while they were forced to evacuate. The family came home to relief as they saw the family pet had been fed over the days they were gone.


“Fed your fish a few sprinkles. Sorry if we weren’t supposed to,” wrote the firefighters.

“Remember to have a plan for all your pets,” people got a reminder from Cal Fire.


Three first responders have died while fighting the Carr inferno. The wildfire has burned 178,752 acres in 3 weeks.