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Massive wildfire threatens Indigenous villages in Southwest Alaska

Pamela Tai and her son, Chase Tai, embrace in the kitchen while Pamela prepares dinner for firefighters. Women in the community have organized to feed up to 180 firefighting personnel who have flown into fight the East Fork Fire. June 11, 2022 in St. Mary's, Alaska. (Katie Basile/KYUK)
Pamela Tai and her son, Chase Tai, embrace in the kitchen while Pamela prepares dinner for firefighters. Women in the community have organized to feed up to 180 firefighting personnel who have flown into fight the East Fork Fire. June 11, 2022 in St. Mary's, Alaska. (Katie Basile/KYUK)

The East Fork fire is threatening four villages in the Yukon River region.

Many people have evacuated. But one family has chosen to stay and support the efforts to keep their community from burning.

Olivia Ebertz of KYUK reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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