A pup rescued from the McKinney fire near the Klamath River

A bit of good news and a lot of luck in the wake of a destructive wildfire near the California-Oregon border as a photojournalist rescued a stray pup around the ruins of the McKinney Fire. Jonathan Rivas said he arrived at the Klamath River community early Saturday morning, just hours after the wildfire broke out where he said there was a lot of damage, with trees and houses burned. Rivas said he was finishing filming a neighborhood when he heard screams. “I heard a scream in the distance, but I didn’t really know what it was, I thought it was an injured deer or some wild animal that was there,” the photojournalist said. AIO Filmz. “All of a sudden this little pup comes and runs towards me. I was super shocked to see it coming from the rubble over there.” See the full rescue video in the player above. The pup was clearly excited to see Rivas in the video. The pup allowed Rivas to pick him up and put him in the back of his car. “He was very excited, he was wagging his tail, I talk to him like I talk to my dog, I picked him up, I put him in the trunk of my car,” Rivas said. He gave him water before driving to Yreka and dropping him off at a shelter. Rivas posted the video on social media, where he found the pup’s family. The puppy has found its family. | VIDEO | Watch the full story behind the rescue below “Reuniting him with their family and after hearing their story feels good to me, I’m just happy I was in the right place at the right time,” Rivas said.

A bit of good news and a lot of luck following a destructive wildfire near the California-Oregon border as a photojournalist rescued a stray pup from the ruins of the McKinney Fire.

Jonathan Rivas said he arrived in the Klamath River community early Saturday morning, just hours after the wildfire broke out where he said there was a lot of damage, with trees and burned houses.

Rivas said he was finishing filming a neighborhood when he heard screams.

“I heard a scream in the distance, but I didn’t really know what it was, I thought it was an injured deer or some wild animal that was there,” the photojournalist said. AIO Filmz. “All of a sudden this little pup comes and runs towards me. I was super shocked to see it coming from the rubble over there.”

  • Watch the full rescue video in the player above

The pup was clearly thrilled to see Rivas in the video.

The pup allowed Rivas to pick him up and put him in the back of his car.

“He was very excited, he was wagging his tail, I talk to him like I talk to my dog, I picked him up, I put him in the trunk of my car,” Rivas said.

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Puppy rescued from McKinney Fire by photojournalist taking video of damage near Klamath River.

He gave him water before going to Yreka and dropping him off at a shelter.

Rivas posted the video on social media, where he found the pup’s family. The puppy has found its family.

| VIDEO | Watch the full story behind the rescue below

“Reuniting him with their family and after hearing their story makes me feel good, I’m just happy I was in the right place at the right time,” Rivas said.

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