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WATCH: Litter of Baby Wolves Saved From Alaska Wildfire

The Funny River Fire has been raging across Alaska since May 19, consuming more than 192,000 acres of the Kenai Peninsula, as of May 30.

The blaze is now only 46 percent contained. According to InciWeb, there are 760 firefighters working to keep the flames away from populated areas.

While battling the fire on Tuesday, May 27, firefighters discovered five abandoned wolf pups. Experts believe the fire likely caused the parents to leave the pups behind, who are too young to run.

The Department of Fish and Game is now taking care of the baby wolves until they can be moved to another location. See video below for footage of the tiny pups:

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews, the area has received less than an inch of rain since March 1. This is normally a dry time of year, with the month of May averaging just under an inch for the month.

Firefighters cite recent rainfall and an increase in humidity as helping with containment efforts. Passing showers will continue for the area through Monday with humidity levels at or near 100 percent.

Andrews says the conditions will be beneficial for working against the fire.


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