Firefighters rescue 'Cinder' the elk calf from fire's ashes
May 25, 2022
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued an abandoned newborn elk calf found amid the ashes of the nation's largest wildfire as calving season approaches its peak in New Mexico and fires rage across the American West.
Missoula, Montana-based firefighter Nate Sink said Tuesday that he happened upon the motionless elk calf on the ground of a fire-blackened New Mexico forest as he patrolled and extinguished lingering hot spots.
"The whole area is just surrounded in a thick layer of ash and burned trees. I didn't think it was alive," said Sink, who was deployed to the state to help con...