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Men cited for hunting near Miriam Fire firefighters

Men cited for hunting near Miriam Fire firefighters

WHITE PASS, Wash. - The U.S. Forest Service says they cited two men for hunting near the Miriam Fire where firefighters were working.

U.S. Forest spokesperson Traci Weaver said the hunters were cited for entering a fire closure area.

She said they were bear hunting and shooting marmots and luckily no one was injured.

Weaver says this is a good safety message for everyone that closures are in place for the public's safety.

The Miriam Fire is still burning. It has spread over 5,000 acres and is 70 percent contained.

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