IRVINE (CBSLA) – A barn own is safe after being rescued Tuesday by some alert firefighters who were battling the Silverado Fire burning east of Irvine.
Orange County Fire Authority crews who were on a brush rig found the owl, wrapped him in a fire jacket and then transported him to the nonprofit Orange County Bird of Prey Center in Lake Forest.READ MORE: Woman Shot During Brazen Daylight Robbery At Beverly Hills Restaurant
He was being treated Wednesday for burned feathers and smoke inhalation. He is expected to survive.READ MORE: 150 Railroad Ties Damaged In Fire At Vernon Lumber Yard
When he fully recovers, he will be released back into the wild.MORE NEWS: Glendale School Football Teams To Hold 'Virtual Practices' After Positive COVID Tests
The Silverado Fire, which broke out Monday in Santiago Canyon, has burned 13,354 acres in size and is 25% contained.