Our crews spent the next 24 hours providing structure defense as the fire devastated the Redding area.
On the second day of deployment to the line, Grass Valley OES 334 was assigned to mop up and patrol around structures impacted by the fire.
While conducting their mission, the Grass Valley crews came upon an unlikely pair of animals impacted by the fire. In the doorway of a home, they found a cat and a chicken huddled together for safety and support.
Grass Valley firefighters found a dish and provided the two newfound friends with fresh water as other firefighters searched for a way to contain the pair for the SPCA; they were able to find an animal carrier.
After some reassurance, Grass Valley firefighters managed to coax the cat and chicken into the carrier where they would be together and safe as they awaited pickup by the SPCA for treatment.
Firefighters remain committed to the Carr Incident on OES Engine 334 as part of OES Strike Team 4806A.