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Dogs help find cremains among ashes

Alta

Saving cremains of loved ones has become common place. And no amount of insurance can replace treasured ashes when homes are lost to fire.

But that loss doesn't have to be permanent because Alta Heritage Foundation offers free cremated remains recovery service to wildfire victims. Lynne Engelbert, a retired NASA search-and-rescue expert, leads the work with the dogs.

Engelbert will explain how she uses trained search dogs to seek out human cremated remains in buildings destroyed by wildfire.

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