LAKE COUNTY (CBS13) – Fire crews fighting the Clayton Fire are also working to restore a sense of normalcy to the devastated area.

According to a post from the Jackson Fire Department – one of the local agencies who sent some crews to the fire – several strike teams went through downtown Lower Lake on Wednesday not to fight fires, but to help start rebuilding the town.

Firefighters pulled weeds, swept streets, picked up garbage, rebuilt fences and hosed down sidewalks.

Later, a Jackson Fire crew reported they rescued an injured and dehydrated cat. The cat was given some water and looked to be grateful to have been rescued.

The cat is now in the care of local animal control.

As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire reports that the Clayton Fire is up to 55 percent containment. A total of 175 homes have been destroyed in the fire.

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