Firefighters saved 2 fawns from the Goodwin Fire. Now they're getting the care they need

Video from the U.S. Forest Service show Flagstaff Hotshots carrying two deer fawns away from the flames of the Goodwin Fire

PRESCOTT NATIONAL FOREST - While battling the Goodwin Fire Friday evening, Flagstaff Hotshots found two deer fawn surrounded by flames. 

The firefighters initially carried the fawns out of harm's way and took them to a nearby habitat unaffected by the fire to be reunited with their mother, according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

But firefighters on a later shift discovered that one of the fawns seemed to be disoriented and not doing well. Arizona Game and Fish officials were called and the fawns were taken to a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility for care.

Ultimately, the hope is to return the deer to the wild.


The Goodwin Fire started June 24 and has burned more than 28,000 acres. It is 75 percent contained as of Monday morning.

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