Caught in a wildfire and separated from her mother, a six-month-old black bear cub's chances at survival would normally be pretty bleak. But for this lucky bear, nicknamed Cinder, things are looking up.
After she suffered third-degree burns in Washington state's largest wildfire, the Carlton Complex fire, Cinder wandered up the driveway of a house, her fur singed and her paws raw. But, KOMO News reports, the homeowner spotted her, gave her apricots and water and approached her after the cub laid down.
Soon enough, a state Fish and Wildlife officer was able to capture the 37-pound cub and airlift her to a wildlife care center in California, thanks to the group Pilots for Paws. She was soon transferred to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California, where she's receiving intensive care.