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June 19, 2009 in City
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Wildland firefighter trainees learn the basics of setting backfires and watch a fuse burn during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009. Forty-seven trainees from northeastern Washington attended a week long interagency training from federal, state and tribal agencies.

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Jaime Walker, far right, leads her crew to a workshop as wildland firefighter trainees learn the basics of setting backfires and handling tools at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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Wildland firefighter trainees watch a dripcan burn by instructor Janet Bach during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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Wildland firefighter trainees learn the basics of setting backfires and watch a fuse burn during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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Wildland firefighter trainees learn the basics of cutting a fireline during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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Wildland firefighter trainees hike during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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Wildland firefighter trainees learn the basics of handling a Pulaski tool during a workshop at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center outside Chewelah on Thursday June 18, 2009.