Highway Patrol Officer Rescues Fawn from California Wildfire

A highway patrol officer who became an internet sensation after he helped rescue a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire said he didn't expect the photos to go viral.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A highway patrol officer who became an internet sensation after he helped rescue a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire said Monday he didn’t expect the photos to go viral. On Saturday morning, California Highway Patrol Sgt. David Fawson of San Francisco helped Cal Fire officers rescue a fawn from fast-growing wildfire in Redding, about 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of San Francisco. “We were driving through an active fire,…