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CHARLESTON -

Firefighters from across West Virginia have been out west fighting wildfires.

Tuesday, the firefighters returned from two weeks of duty on the "fire line" in Paradise Valley, Montana.

They've started a mandatory 48 hour rest period and then could be sent out to fight another wildfire.

In the meantime, they've got some stories to tell.

"It was extremely tough, we were working in you know anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 foot in elevation which were not used to it here and it was extremely steep which were used to but we weren't used to the rocks and things it was pretty rough terrain very rocky and very steep," said Jeremy Jones, of the W.Va. Division of Forestry.

When the firefighters left Montana two days ago, the wildfire had burned more than 11,000 acres and was 45-percent contained.