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    WATCH: Litter of Baby Wolves Saved From Alaska Wildfire

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    June 2, 2014; 4:28 AM ET
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    The Funny River Fire has been raging across Alaska since May 19, consuming more than 193,000 acres of the Kenai Peninsula, as of May 31.

    The blaze is now only 54 percent contained. According to InciWeb, there are 751 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:

    The nearby city of Kenai received just shy of an inch of rain in May. 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 on Sunday with humidity levels at or near 100 percent.


    Have questions, comments, or a story to share? Email Samantha-Rae Tuthill at SamanthaRae.Tuthill@accuweather.com, or follow her on Twitter @Accu_Sam. Follow us @breakingweather, or on Facebook and Google+.

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