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WATCH: Journalist rescues puppy from home destroyed by McKinney Fire

Some good news coming from the tragic McKinney fire. A puppy that fled from the ruins of a destroyed home was saved by a photojournalist who was photographing the destruction caused by the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County over the weekend.

At around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jonathan Rivas was photographing the property damage along Highway 96 in the community of Klamath River, which is located along the Klamath River close to the Oregon border.

"As I was setting up for a shot, a puppy came out running from the home that was leveled by the fire," Rivas said. "The puppy greeted me with excitement, I was able to save the dog from the unsafe conditions, I fed the puppy treats and gave it water then I took him to a rescue shelter in Yreka, 30 miles from where I originally found the puppy."

According to Rivas, the dog was around four months old and did not appear to be injured other than having singed fur and whiskers.

According to Rivas, the puppy's owners called him to thank him for saving their dog and to let him know that the puppy was now all they had left after losing a family member as well as their decades-old home in the fire.


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