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Sixth graders at Camp Wyman when fire breaks out speak

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A cabin at Camp Wyman was damaged by fire Friday morning (Credit: KMOV) A cabin at Camp Wyman was damaged by fire Friday morning (Credit: KMOV)

EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Fire crews from multiple departments were called Camp Wyman near Eureka overnight.

A fire started at a cabin in the 600 block of Kiwanis Drive just after 2 a.m. Friday.

Crews said two cabins and a building at Camp Wyman were destroyed by the overnight fire. 

Several sixth graders from Webster Groves attending camps and their teenage counselors had to scramble to safety but everyone did make it out okay.

"I woke up to my counselor yelling everybody get up and get out," said 12 year old Lily Winkelmann.

"They were really good at getting us out," said 11 year old Carly Miofsky.

Fire crews had to truck water to the area because the nearest hydrant was over a mile away.

Crews brought in water and their pumpers carry up to $2,000 gallons which is two to four times what a city truck may carry. 

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Camp Wyman is a not-for-profit that is dedicated to serving youth from disadvantaged circumstances, according to their website.

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