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Campers Evacuated As Wildfires Burn Across Northwest

Two hunters who were reported missing during a wildfire in eastern Oregon have been located and are safe. But Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer says there's new concern about a pair of hikers who are thought to be in the vicinity of the Parish Cabin Fire.

Palmer says the hikers are from Portland and aren't thought to be in immediate danger. But he says they could end up stranded if the fire continues to spread.

"We've left message on their cell phones and we've left a note on their vehicle," Palmer says. "So in the event that they should walk out to their vehicle, that we would be there to try and help them get out through the fire."

More than two dozen people were evacuated from campsites in the area around the fire. The Parish Cabin blaze is one of more than a half-dozen wildfires burning in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

On the Web:

A view of the Cabin Parish fire in eastern Oregon. Photo by USFS
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A view of the Cabin Parish fire in eastern Oregon. Photo by USFS

Cabin Parish Fire updates:

http://inciweb.org/incident/3216/

Copyright 2012 Northwest News Network

Copyright 2012 Northwest News Network

Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.
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