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Two Marin County firefighters battling the Woodward Fire were rescued Friday night by Sonoma County Sheriff's Office helicopter unit.

Via Facebook, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office detailed the timeline of events and said they received a request for Henry 1, one of the busiest single aircraft rescue helicopter programs in the country.

The call came in at around 8:15 p.m. Saturday to respond to the Woodward Fire in the Point Reyes National Seashore near Olema.

The two firefighters were deep in the brush when they became trapped on a ridgeline and weren't able to safely leave the area.

Henry 1's Tactical Flight Officer rescued the two firefighters by placing a Bauman Bag and other rescue devices that pulled the pair to safety.

The Woodward Fire is burning in the Point Reyes National Seashore, which will remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing fires and dangerous air quality.

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