North Lincolnshire

Cute baby deer recovering after moor fire rescue

A baby deer rescued from a raging moor fire in a North Lincolnshire village is now on her long road to recovery at another RSPCA wildlife centre.

RSPCA Frontline posted on Twitter on Thursday, May 28 saying the little roe fawn had started to put on some weight again and was progressing well.

However, she is now not eating as much as the RSPCA’s wildlife centre would like, so they are concerned.

Firefighters put an oxygen mask over the baby deer’s nose to get her breathing again. Photo: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue

Eight fire engines and crews from across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire tackled the blaze at moorland off Sand Lane in Wroot for three days starting on Sunday, May 17.

After three days of tackling the blaze, firefighters then saved the life of the collapsed baby deer, who was found curled up in the shrubs right at the heart of the fire on Wednesday, May 20.

Firefighters pulled her to safety, but she soon collapsed and stopped breathing, so the Epworth Fire Brigade put an oxygen mask on over her nose to get her breathing again.

Photo: RSPCA

After emergency overnight boarding she was moved to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire for specialist rehabilitation.

She was then moved to RSPCA West Hatch in Taunton on Wednesday, May 27 where the charity has another roe deer kid. She has been put with the other orphaned fawn so she is no longer on her own.

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