A puppy was pulled from the rubble in an area devastated by the wildfires. Rescuers named him Trooper.
CNN  — 

Authorities in California made an unexpected discovery while searching a property that had been burned by wildfires: a small black puppy.

And he was still alive.

“These last several days have been hard on our entire county and we thought we would share a positive story,” the Butte County Sheriff’s Department wrote on its Facebook page Saturday.

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Search and Rescue teams found the puppy on a large property in Berry Creek.

Photos posted by the department show the puppy in the middle of a large, metal frame surround by ash. They gave him food and water, and dubbed him Trooper – a fitting name for such a tough little survivor.

The puppy had some minor burns and was taken to a veterinarian to be further evaluated. CNN reached out to the Sheriff’s department but has not heard back.

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Authorities later determined that the owners of the property had several dogs but were not able to locate them all before needing to evacuate.

More than 3 million acres have burned across California. In terms of acres burned, this year is the worst in the state’s wildfire history.