KESQ crew rescues cat in aftermath of Mecca brush fire

We nicknamed him 'Smokey'

MECCA, Calif. - A cat was found by our news crew in the aftermath of a 30-acre brush fire in Mecca Thursday morning. Our crew nicknamed him 'Smokey the Cat', as he was roaming around the palm tree grove where the fire occurred.

Check out photos of 'Smokey the Cat'

Read: More details about Mecca brush fire which occurred near homeless camp

Reporter Jeremy Chen and photographer Christopher Flicker said the cat had burn marks on its ears and paw, and it was limping when they found it.

They brought the cat to Animal Samaritans where it's expected to receive medical treatment before determining if the cat belongs to anyone, or if it will be placed for adoption.

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