JOHN DAY - Oregon State Police and Forest Service Law Enforcement officers were seeking a couple of campers who apparently fled after their campfire got away and spread into the forest last weekend.
The fire occurred near Pogue Point, east of Austin Junction and near the Grant/Baker County line.
OSP said officers were seeking a couple of people who had been camping in the area. Their campsite was found abandoned in the fire area.
The fire was one of four stopped by Forest Service fire crews on the Malheur National Forest over the weekend. Each was held to about an acre in size.
Two of the fires were on the east and west side of Logan Valley, and one was near Bingham Camp in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
MNF officials urged people camping in the forest to be careful with campfires. Public use restrictions have been lifted, but the fire danger on the forest is moderate, MNF officials said.
The Oregon Department of Forestry listed the fire danger as high this week.
To report a fire, call 541-575-1321.