Young bear named ‘Tamarack’ recovering after rescue from fire near Lake Tahoe

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A bear has been named “Tamarack” after being rescued from the fire south of Lake Tahoe. (Courtesy, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care/Twitter)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — An injured bear cub that was rescued after it suffered burns in a California wildfire is being nursed back to health at a wildlife center at Lake Tahoe.

Officials at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care have named the young bear “Tamarack” after the fire that burned through the Sierra south of the lake and into Nevada.

A Markleeville homeowner telephoned the center Sunday night after returning from an evacuation.

The center’s animal care director Denise Upton says the cub was walking on its elbows because of burns on its paws.

She says it was underweight and dehydrated but otherwise in “pretty good condition.”

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