National Guard called to fight fires

New lengths are being taken to slow the fires burning out west.

The military has been called into the line of duty to fight the nearly 100 fires burning right now.

Wildfires have spread to California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington State where in that state alone more than 170 square miles have been burned.

Training is set to commence for 200 National Guard soldiers today, They'll be brought in to help firefighters by the weekend. This will be the first time since 2006 military personnel have been called in to help.

Aid has come far and wide, with assistance spreading to an international scale. Countries like Canada, New Zealand and Australia, countries whom also put out wildfires, could potentially come help.

The National Interagency Fire Center reports there are currently 30,000 firefighters and support personnel working to quell the fires.