Sockeye Fire

We know that many of you visit our website for a quick laugh at our antics. Today, though, we want to take a minute and send out a heartfelt and sincere wish for all of the people and animals affected by the Sockeye Fire near Willow, Alaska.

thinking of them all

Thinking of them all.

So many of the mushers that we follow during the racing season live in this area, so we have been reading harrowing stories for two days of people racing to move animals, people losing their homes to fire, and others stepping up and offering a place for people and animals to live while the firefighters fight this monster fire.

Even though we are thousand of miles away, our attention is focused on this musher-centric area and wish everyone the best.

We also want to give our best wishes to all of the emergency personnel, especially the firefighters, who are risking their lives to help.

stay safe

Hoping everyone stays safe.

To keep track of the fire, we suggest the Alaska Dispatch News, KTUU, and the Facebook page of your favorite musher.

Two articles we recommend reading:

How Willow mushers risked everything to save their sled dogs – KTUU

Susitna Valley mushers wait for word on homes, kennels after chaos of sled dog evacuations – Alaska Dispatch News

Stay safe!

P.S. – We also have our paws crossed for all of our Houston area friends who will be getting a significant amount of rain – something Alaska needs and Texas doesn’t.


  1. Pamela Hendricks on June 16, 2015 at 10:20 am


  2. DJ Riendeau on June 16, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Yes we have been following it also. So very sad. All are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on June 16, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Mom, Ice ‘n Ebby all say: We, too have been following the news on Willow, and have been praying hard for the people up there. Just so glad our good friend Donna Quante moved when she did, though I feel so badly for Mary, the lady who bought Donna’s beautiful home. I only hope all the mushers got their dogs out safely.

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