YAKIMA, Wash. -- Amy Fuger hasn't fought fires before, but she's not worried.

The Washington National Guard Specialist served two tours in Iraq and thinks she can hold her own on the fire lines of Central and Eastern Washington this summer.

They called us up, and we answered, said Fuger, one of 260 Guard members getting red card fire training for the Guard in Yakima this month.

They are learning how to dig fire lines, work hoses on scene and take shelter if the conditions get dangerous.

The members were already at the Yakima Training Center for their annual military training, but this week the state decided to train them for fire duty.

They could be assigned to wildfires as soon as next week.

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