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Wildfire briefly traps 19 hikers near Oregon coast

SEASIDE, Ore. - A wildfire trapped 19 hikers for a time Sunday at Saddle Mountain State Park near Seaside.

KPTV reports the Coast Guard sent a helicopter to assess the situation and plans were being made for an airlift. But rescuers on the ground were able to escort the hikers safely out of the area.

Meanwhile, firefighters from several agencies are trying to contain the fire, and an Oregon Department of Forestry helicopter is dropping water.


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