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Alaska campers fight wildfire until emergency crews arrive

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTOO-FM) — The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters were able to contain an Alaska wildfire that was initially fought by campers who first spotted the blaze. KTOO-FM reported several groups were camping at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau when some of them saw the fire Saturday morning. Blaine Scharen and his family tried to contain the fire with buckets of water and other items. But much of the equipment melted. The group also dug a trench with their hands to prevent the fire from spreading. Firefighters responded to the remote beach with a boat and a helicopter. No injuries were reported.

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