Three bear cubs injured in area wildfires being treated in Lynnwood


Three bear cubs rescued from North Central Washington wildfires are still recovering at a specialized Lynnwood animal shelter.

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, says two of the cubs are doing well, but the third, a male injured during the Twenty-Five Mile Fire outside Chelan, is suffering cardiopulmonary issues.

PAWS veterinarians say it’s a serious condition related to severe smoke inhalation, and they’re consulting with specialists.

If you’d like to help in the animals’ care and recovery, you can make a donation at the PAWS website.

The incident management team on the Twenty-Five Mile Fire posted this photo of a healthy bear today. “We had a question about the impacts to wildlife in the area and wanted to share a photo we received from Bertha Martinez, one of our resources working on the fire. Wildlife is still active in the area and crews make sure to keep an eye out, especially when there is a bear in the area!”