Wildfire in Idaho

Associated Press
In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling a fast-moving wildfire near a remote Idaho hamlet, where some wildfire-weary residents were defying orders to evacuate.

Electrical storms already sparked dozens of wildfires across the West in recent days, sending fire crews scrambling, threatening communities and impairing air quality in some areas. (AP)

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