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'Lucky' Black Cat Leads Texas Officials to 'Trail of Kittens' After Panhandle Wildfires

The baby animals were rescued after the "lucky black cat" crossed paths with game warden Sarah Wennersten near Lubbock, Texas

<p>Texas Parks and Wildlife/ Instagram; Texas A&M Forest Service via Getty</p> Texas Game Warden Sarah Wennersten

Texas Parks and Wildlife/ Instagram; Texas A&M Forest Service via Getty

Texas Game Warden Sarah Wennersten

A black cat helped save a "trail of kittens" after the devastating Texas wildfires.

On Tuesday, the Texas Game Wardens announced on Facebook that the animals were rescued after the "lucky black cat" crossed paths with game warden Sarah Wennersten near Lubbock, Texas.

Wennersten was "mapping and assessing" the rubble from the Smokehouse Creek Fire. The fire broke out on Feb 26., a mile north of Stinnett, Texas, before spreading across the state panhandle and western Oklahoma, per InciWeb.

After Wennersten and the cat crossed paths, multiple others followed its example and began to appear in front of the game warden.

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The agency described the sight as a "trail of kittens" and said that Western noticed one of them was suffering from singed fur and an injured paw. The kitten was treated by a medic from the Texas Task Force, who determined its injuries were not life-threatening.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, their owners could not be located because the area was evacuated when the wildfires broke out.

The kittens were provided with food and water and will be checked on by the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team. PEOPLE has contacted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for comment.

InciWeb reported that the wildfires have continued blazing throughout more than one million acres in Texas as of Wednesday.

Apart from being deemed the largest state on record in the state of Texas, the wildfire has also resulted in deaths.

<p>Greenville Firefighter Association/ Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images</p> A view of the Smokehouse Creek fire from a fire truck

Greenville Firefighter Association/ Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images

A view of the Smokehouse Creek fire from a fire truck

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One of the deceased is 44-year-old Cindy Owen, who was traveling to work when she was "overtaken by the flames," per KSWO 7News.

"Cindy was one of the best people we ever knew. She smiled and laughed and always keeps everyone in the same infectious mood. She was always willing to help anyone who needed her," a GoFundMe campaign created to help pay for her funeral expenses reads.

Another person deceased is 83-year-old Joyce Blankenship, who was found dead in her home, per KFDA. The wildfires also resulted in the death of Zeb Smith, 40, chief of the Fritch Fire Department.

The City of Borger/Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management posted on Facebook that Smith "bravely responded to a structure fire."

<p>Greenville Firefighter Association/ Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images</p> A fire truck driving towards the Smokehouse Creek fire

Greenville Firefighter Association/ Handout /Anadolu via Getty Images

A fire truck driving towards the Smokehouse Creek fire

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"During the response, Chief Smith faced unforeseen challenges and, despite emergency medical assistance and quick transportation to Golden Plains Community Hospital, tragically succumbed to his injuries," officials said.

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