Therapy Dog Comforts Firefighters as Caldor Fire Rages Through Northern California

Firefighters at the Caldor Fire base camp in Placerville, California, were treated to some much-needed puppy love on August 24 as they took a break from battling the 126,182-acre wildfire.

This video, taken by Heidi Carman, shows first-responder therapy dog Kerith enjoying affection from a team of firefighters.

“They work 24-hour shifts for weeks to months at a time without seeing their families,” Carman said. “A therapy dog helps them feel a sense of normal and piece of home,” she added.

The Caldor Fire had grown to over 197 square miles and was 11 percent contained as of August 25, according to fire officials. Credit: Heidi Carman via Storyful

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