Scenes From Northern California's Camp Fire

Friendly feline bonds with California firefighter after rescue

A California firefighter found an unlikely friend as he surveyed debris from the Camp Fire -- an affectionate cat who was more than happy to bond with the responder.

Ryan Coleman, of Fairview Valley Fire Inc., found the gray cat in the fire-ravaged city of Paradise, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The fluffy feline was not only friendly, but also clingy after Coleman’s rescue. 

Coleman took several photos and a video of the cat perched contentedly on his shoulders, the newspaper reported.

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“Kitty rescue," Coleman wrote on Facebook. "She just chilled on my neck and shoulders as I'd walk around."

The video of Coleman and the cat has gone viral on Facebook, where it has been viewed more than 1.7 million times and shared more than 8,000 times.

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FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo a sign stands at a community destroyed by the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone. The town quite literally went up in smoke and flames in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history.
Photo: AP Photo/John Locher, File

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