Trail Life USA in The Rocky Mount Telegram: Local Trail Life troop puts out forest fire

Published in The Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount-based Trail Life Troop NC0834 was spending the weekend backpacking in the Uwharrie Mountains when suddenly and unexpectedly their skills were put to the test.

Around 9:30 p.m., an adult leader with the troop noticed a red glow up the mountain that turned out to be an actual forest fire of about 75 feet in diameter. After local authorities were contacted, instincts kicked in and the adult leaders and older boys in the group rushed up the mountain and successfully contained the fire.

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