DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews rescued a dog that had become injured while hiking a popular trail in Douglas County.

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

South Metro Fire Rescue crews rushed to the aid of “Charlie” a dog that was on vacation with his family from Iowa when he became injured after hiking to the Devil’s Head Fire Tower on Tuesday.

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Four firefighters with the department were on a wildland severity assignment when they initiated the rescue. They used straps from their fire packs to carry Charlie 1½ miles down the rocky trail to the family’s vehicle.

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)