Both animals were found at the doorway of a home, “huddled together for safety and support,” firefighters said. The cat and chicken both had burn injuries.
“Grass Valley firefighters found a dish and provided the two newfound friends with fresh water,” Grass Valley Fire Chief Mark Buttron wrote in an online post.
Firefighters found an animal carrier to house the two on the way to the SPCA (they rode in the same crate, of course).
Both the cat and chicken are expected to make full recoveries.
Officials said Wednesday that the Carr Fire was the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history.