Ore. scouts dip cook pots in lake, fight campfire
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- When flames started shooting seven feet in the air from an abandoned campsite nearby, a group of nine Boy Scouts and their four adult leaders in Central Oregon formed a bucket brigade to fight the fire.
They filled cook pots and gallon jugs with water from a lake and handed them up a 30-foot embankment.
About 200 gallons of water later, the Scouts had stopped the fire.
The Bend Bulletin reports the fire broke out Sunday morning at Sparks Lake 25 miles west of Bend. A rock campfire ring was atop a bed of pine needles about 150 feet from the Scouts, aged 12 to 17. They had arrived by canoe the day before.
The Forest Service sent a firefighter to ensure the blaze was dead out.
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com