Firefighters rescued an elk calf from the ashes of the New Mexico blaze

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Nate Sink, a firefighter based in the Missoula, Mont., cradles a newborn elk calf that he encountered in a remote, fire-scarred area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Mora, N.M., on Saturday.

A firefighter happened upon the motionless animal on the ground of a fire-blackened forest as he patrolled and extinguished hot spots. The calf, dubbed Cinder, is recovering at a wildlife center.

(Image credit: Nate Sink via AP)

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