Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to Jack Weaver's parents relaxes Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Windsor, Calif. Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen were surprised to discover that Izzy was uninjured in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed the neighborhood early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper)

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Two men who hiked for miles through Northern California wildfire territory expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.
Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver’s mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family’s beloved dog Izzy.
Katherine Weaver was convinced Izzy died in a ferocious wildfire that destroyed their Northern California neighborhood and sent them fleeing for safety, Katherine still in her nightgown.
When the men reached the end of the narrow road, Jack Weaver swore as he saw that the house was completely gone. But then Izzy came bounding from the rubble for a joyous reunion.
Jack Weaver, who was filming the scene for his parents, captured the joyous reunion on his phone in a video that’s gone viral on Facebook, providing a rare bit of …
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