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: Flower Shortage Drives Up Costs This Mother's Day
He was being treated Wednesday for burned feathers and smoke inhalation. He is expected to survive.READ MORE: 2 Men Killed In Compton After Being Shot
When he fully recovers, he will be released back into the wild.MORE NEWS: Angelenos Make Plans For Mother's Day During The First Weekend The County Is In The Yellow Tier
The Silverado Fire, which broke out Monday in Santiago Canyon, has burned 13,354 acres in size and is 25% contained.