Wintrode told us that the organization got word that a baby opossum had fallen from a tree branch onto a hot roof and couldn't get down.
"The house was two stories, and we didn't have a ladder than tall. The Battalion Chief agreed to meet us at the resident’s address (1195 Wicklow Road, in Manchester) and allow us to use their ladders if we could meet them on site.
"We sent our rescue staff and met them there and successfully retrieved the baby opossum. She has burns on the pads of her feet from the hot roof, and she was overheated in general, but otherwise she looks pretty good. It won’t be long before she is re-released to the wild."
Bi-State Wildlife Hotline of Missouri & Illinois is a charity that runs on private donations. You can reach them at 1-855-WILD-HELP.