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Kitten nicknamed 'Baby Yoda' rescued from California wildfire

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(Photo:{ }North Valley Animal Disaster Group via CNN Newsource)

OROVILLE, Calif. (KRCR) – A kitten rescued from a wildfire in Butte County has been nicknamed "Baby Yoda" due to her resemblance to the much-loved character from the Disney Plus series "Mandalorian."

Baby Yoda was rescued from the North Complex West Zone fire last weekend.

The North Valley Animal Disaster Group said firefighters found her in the middle of the road. The two or three-week-old kitten was covered in ash.

They rushed her to the Cal Oak Animal Shelter in Oroville where she was examined by a veterinarian and given a bath. Minutes later, the kitten fell sound asleep.

Baby Yoda is being cared for by a medical foster to receive the special care she needs.