Moving story behind viral photo of a firefighter cradling an abandoned puppy and feeding it water

Mail Online | 11/30/2018 | Lauren Ferri;Max Margan For Daily Mail Australia
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An adorable photo of a heroic fireman who saved a four-week-old puppy during Queensland's disastrous fires has gone viral.

The unnamed female puppy was given a drink of water by firefighter Blake Hyland after it was rescued near Baffle Creek.

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Jason Holm, 48, and his family evacuated their home as raging bushfires edged their way closer to them, taking their four dogs and two of the three female puppies with them.

Unfortunately, they couldn't find the final puppy before they had to evacuate to safer ground, The Courier Mail reported.

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'The fire brigade left me a message saying they'd found a puppy at our place and it was being looked after,' Mr Holm said.

The 48-year-old and his wife Charmain were relieved to know the puppy had survived the horrendous blaze and was being cared for at Agnes Water fire station.

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Mrs Holm said she was surprised the puppy was found at their evacuated Muller Road home as they looked extensively and couldn't find her.

'When we were leaving, it had hidden itself very well, but it was just one of those situations where we had to leave,' she said.

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Mrs Holm picked up the puppy from the fire station on Wednesday evening.

Posted to the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service facebook page, the adorable image quickly gained popularity on social media.

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The photo has been shared hundreds of times and has garnered thousands of comments since it was posted on Wednesday.

Many of the comments are thanking the fire service for their hard work as disastrous fires continue to ravage Queensland, forcing 10,000 people to flee their homes.

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There is believed to be no end in sight to the bushfire crisis in Queensland severe heatwave conditions spread across the state.

Thousands of people have been...
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