Washington governor passes wildfire safety test

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 4 at 12:31 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark showed they're fit enough to visit fire lines when wildfires break out.

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They passed a safety exam called the work capacity test at Capitol Lake in Olympia on Wednesday, walking a mile in less than 15 minutes and quickly deploying an emergency fire shelter.
   
The test is required every season for officials or reporters who approach a wildfire.
 

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