Iditarod Musher Jason Campeau safe after home burns

Iditarod Musher Jason Campeau before the 2019 Iditarod. (KTUU)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - On Monday, Iditarod Veteran Jason Campeau posted to Facebook that his home in Alberta burned down, his family and dogs were safe, and wrote that he only lost sentimental items.

“My dogs have saved me many times before. They have a tendency of keeping me grounded and remembering what is really important in life,” wrote Campeau over Facebook Message to KTUU.

In 2018 he was medevaced from the Yukon Quest after he was injured, and told the Anchorage Daily News he nearly died during the race, inspiring him to compete in the 2019 Iditarod where he took 30th.

The 45-year-old has finished three Iditarods, and one Yukon Quest. Campeau lives in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where he has his Atka Kennel. According to his kennel's website, he has 45 sled dogs.

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