Black Forest Fire: Baby Deer Rescued By Firefighter (VIDEO)

The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County, Colo. has forced the evacuation of 2,625 people and 7,358 homes. But it's not just humans that are in danger from the quickly growing wildfire, animals are as well.

7News had the only camera rolling when a firefighter was seen carrying a baby deer to safety from the raging Black Forest Fire.

The firefighter was identified as Colby Helgerson, but he has not made a statement about the rescue because he had to quickly rejoin his team after handing off the rescued deer.

As many as 100 homes have have been consumed by the fire, KDVR reports, but an official number has not yet been released by authorities.

"That fire is far from under control," El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa told the Gazette. Although no fatalities or injuries have been officially reported, Maketa says he fears the worst citing some residents who refused to leave. 2,625 people and 7,358 homes have been evacuated from the area.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced late Tuesday night that state assistance has been authorized to help fight wildfires burning in El Paso and Huerfano counties. The Colorado National Guard has been activated and FEMA gave verbal approval for federal financial assistance for the fires.

(h/t: 7News)

Photos of the devastation from the Colorado wildfires:



Colorado Wildfires 2013