PHELAN ( — A four-legged fire refugee unknowingly created a memorable moment Wednesday, running into the arms of a firefighter.

The dog ran from a burning home near Phelan, straight to Battalion Chief Mike Mohler with Cal Fire

“Seeing that dog run out of those flames was pretty amazing,” Mohler said. “It sheltered in place until it actually saw help, but it just wanted help. It needed to get out of that area.”

The family that owns the dog was evacuated, and got separated from their pet.

The dog was treated for minor burns, given food and water, and taken to an animal shelter to wait to be reunited with the family.


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