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Originally published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM

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2 hunters safe from eastern Oregon wildfire

Authorities say two bow hunters safely escaped a wildfire burning in rugged terrain in eastern Oregon.

The Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Ore. —

Authorities say two bow hunters safely escaped a wildfire burning in rugged terrain in eastern Oregon.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer says two law enforcement officers helped the pair get out of harm's way late Tuesday or early Wednesday. No helicopter was used to get them out, despite earlier reports.

The Parish Cabin wildfire has scorched 5,000 acres in the Malheur National Forest.

The blaze was sparked days after the start of bow-hunting season, and deputies evacuated 30 to 40 people from campsites. Palmer says the flames destroyed tents, a bicycle and some plastic furniture.

No part of the wildfire is contained, and its cause is unknown.

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