Firefighters Rescue Young Deer From Wildfire in Southern Spain

Firefighters battling a forest fire in Malaga, Spain, rescued a baby deer and released it a safe distance from the blaze on June 9.

Footage released by the Forest Fire Extinction Service of Andalucia (INFOCA) shows firefighters battling the blaze with help from a helicopter, as well as protecting wildlife.

Local media reported that 3,000 residents were evacuated from their homes around the town of Benahavis. INFOCA said the fire had affected about 2,150 hectares (8.3 square miles) of forest area to “varying degrees."

Three firefighters were injured trying to contain the blaze, officials said on Thursday. One sustained burns on 10 percent of his body and had been transferred to a regional hospital, they said. Credit: INFOCA via Storyful

Video transcript

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

[SIRENS]

[CHAINSAWS WHIRRING]

[HELICOPTERS PUTTERING]

[CHAINSAWS WHIRRING]

[HELICOPTERS PUTTERING]

[SHOUTING]

[SIRENS]

- [SPEAKING SPANISH]

[RADIO CHATTER]

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