Bear cub injured in wildfire is recovering

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Cinder is being treated for his burns at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.

A bear cub that was burned in the Carlton Complex of wildfires is recovering near Lake Tahoe.

The six-month-old, nicknamed Cinder, was found in Methow. Realizing he needed special care, wildlife officials contacted Seattle pilot Bill Inman, who volunteers with animal rescues.

Inman flew the cub to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care where there are vets who have experience treating bears that have been burned.

They treated another cub that was rescued in 2008 from a fire in Northern California. He was rehabbed and released the next year.

We do not know how long Cinder will need to recover or if he will be able to return to the wild.