FOX 35 VIDEO: Lake County Firefighters Save Bear Cub From Brush Fire

By  //  April 8, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Firefighters say a bear cub was saved after suffering slight burns to its paws and face. The firefighters nicknamed the baby bear “Smokey Junior.” (WOFL FOX 35 Video)

LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA (WOFL FOX 35) – Firefighters say a bear cub was saved after suffering slight burns to its paws and face. The firefighters nicknamed the baby bear “Smokey Junior.”

The cub weighs about 15 to 20 pounds and is being evaluated by officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

There were no signs of the mother bear.

Lake County Fire Rescue says a brush fire that had threatened homes on Apricot Way in the Royal Trails section of the county is about 85 percent contained.

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