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LAKE OSWEGO Firefighters in Lake Oswego rescued a squirrel that got its tail stuck in razor wire on top of a fence Thursday evening.

Firefighter Andrew Hedges was driving on Greenridge Drive when he noticed the squirrel stuck in the fence.

Hedges, with the help of fellow firefighters Dick Griffin and Lt. Jim Doane stopped to help the squirrel. They then realized the distressed squirrel was trying to chew its own tail off to get free.

The three men knew they had to act quickly, so two of them grabbed a ladder while Hedges held the squirrel. Then, Griffin swooped in to help untangle the little critter s tail.

The squirrel was safely freed from the fence and released.

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