Download the Q13 News weather app here

WATCH: Cinder the bear released into wild one year after rescue from Carlton Complex Fire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Nearly one year after being burned in the worst wildfire in Washington state history, a young black bear nicknamed Cinder has been returned to the wild.

Cinder was found in the aftermath of the Carlton Complex Fire last summer with severely burned paws.

Rescuers cared for her first at a sanctuary in California and then at a rehab facility in Idaho.

Officials said she has gained 80 pounds during her recovery and her paws don’t appear to be sensitive any longer.

Cinder and another rescued male bear were released back into the wild outside of Wenatchee Wednesday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Jason

    What is the idiot on the right side doing, acts like he shoots the shotgun in the air, points it at the bear, starts to track, then fires. At 15 seconds into the second video, personally I think someone should have or this should have been investigated.