Musher signs up for Iditarod after losing home in wildfire

Apparently undeterred by the loss of her home in this month’s Sockeye wildfire, veteran musher DeeDee Jonrowe has signed up for the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Alaska Dispatch News reports that 61-year-old Jonrowe was one of 62 mushers who signed up Saturday for the race. Among her 30 Iditarod finishes are 16 in the top 10, including the 2012 and 2013 races.

Her first Iditarod was in 1980.

Jonrowe was able to save 52 sled dogs and a few personal possessions from the Sockeye fire but lost everything else — including many months’ worth of dog food.