FARMINGTON, N.H. — A fire set by four lost hikers helped rescuers find them on New Hampshire’s Blue Job Mountain.

Police from Farmington and Strafford and state Fish and Game officers responded to a call for help about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports authorities said the hikers had cell phones but their batteries were low on all but one. That hiker was instructed to turn his phone off to conserve power and maintain sporadic contact with rescuers.

By 11:30 p.m., emergency personnel at a fire tower on top of the mountain spotted the hikers’ fire. About 20 minutes later, a Strafford officer on an ATV located the hikers. Emergency crews sent a six-wheeled vehicle with warm clothing and blankets into the woods to retrieve them. Their condition was fine.

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