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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:22 p.m.

Rabbit rescued by firefighters in Chelan County

  • Snohomish County wildland firefighters Schuyler Murphy and Jeff Wright save a rabbit while fighting a fire in Chelan County.

    Snohomish County Strike Team

    Snohomish County wildland firefighters Schuyler Murphy and Jeff Wright save a rabbit while fighting a fire in Chelan County.

Herald staff

BRIDGEPORT — Snohomish County crews are among those battling a wildfire in Chelan County this week.

A county strike team includes firefighters from Getchell, Clearview, Sultan, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Arlington Rural and Gold Bar, officials said.

They were assigned to the blaze shortly after leaving another wildfire near Wenatchee.

The local crews were working on a hot spot Wednesday in a cherry orchard when they found a rabbit, firefighter Schuyler Murphy said.

The rabbit was overheated, sitting in burnt grass and not moving, firefighter Jeremy Stocker said. The rabbit was so scared it let the firefighters pick it up, Murphy said.

The crews sprayed the rabbit with cool water and moved it to an apple orchard, where it ran off, apparently unhurt, Stocker said.

“The rabbit appeared to welcome the comfort in being cooled down,” he said.
Story tags » FirefightingAnimals

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