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Inmates escape while working on fire crew

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GOLDENDALE, Wash. -

Two inmates escaped while working on a fire crew in southcentral Washington state.
    
The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2i2eUYX ) that Tyray Munter and Maksim Petrovskiy were part of a Department of Natural Resources fire crew battling a blaze in Goldendale that broke out Saturday.
    
The Department of Corrections says overnight inmate checks found them in their bunks, but by 2:50 a.m., they were gone.
    
The department launched a search and notified law enforcement, including the Oregon State Police.
    
Munter is serving a six-year sentence on assault and theft charges out of Snohomish County.
    
Petrovskiy was convicted of stealing a vehicle in Snohomish County. He was due to be released next year.
    
Both inmates were held at the Olympic Corrections Center near Forks, Washington.
    
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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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