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The Fire That Saved A Child

The Fire That Saved A Child

Mountain lions face greater risk of becoming roadkill in wildfire’s aftermath, study says

Mountain lions face greater risk of becoming roadkill in wildfire’s aftermath, study says

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Updated: 10:55 AM MDT Apr 23, 2020

An animal rescued after running through flames during the Thomas Fire. Mountain lions face greater risk of becoming roadkill in wildfire’s aftermath, study says.Photo: Getty Images

Mountain lions face greater risk of becoming roadkill in wildfire’s aftermath

An animal rescued after running through flames during the Thomas Fire. Mountain lions face greater risk of becoming roadkill in wildfire’s aftermath, study says.Photo: Getty Images

A wild mountain lion is seen leaving the charred ruins of Burnet Road in Redding, California, U.S on April 23, 2020. The animal is one of scores of hundreds recovered in the wake of the Thomas Fire in Southern California. It is thought that many of the mountain lions running through areas affected by the recent wildfire may have been killed or abandoned by their families and left to die in the flames. An animal rescue group is in the process of interviewing people who helped them get the mountain lions to safety. “Our main concern is to get people to understand that the animals are alive and that is why we are conducting these interviews,” said the Humane Society of the United States’ Mountain Lion Research Program coordinator, Stephanie Lonergan. “There are some people who are really angry and have threatened to kill us.” Photo: KFSN FOX 20.

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After two years of searching for a safe place for her adult male, a California resident named Tommy had a simple solution. He ran him down. Then he ran him through a fire.

It was about 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Lulu and Tommy were sitting on the front stoop of their house on the north side of Redding, California, when the fire department called. Lulu, an elementary school employee, picked up the phone and called Lulu’s sister, who was also a firefighter. They hung up and rushed to the fire.

Lulu’s sister was on duty, a few blocks away.

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