BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters are gaining ground today on a number of wildfires across the West.
But they've been struggling in southern Idaho, as winds helped spread a fast-moving blaze across 235 square miles. It's threatening a handful of homes.
In Montana, the country's biggest wildfire covers 250,000 acres. It's expected to be fully contained later today.
A fire in northern California, near a main highway in the eastern Sierra Nevada, is more than 85 percent contained. It briefly threatened about 300 homes over the weekend, but there are no active flames today.
Cooler temperatures and rain have helped firefighters gain the upper hand on Utah's largest active fire, covering more than 100,000 acres. It's 85 percent contained.
Wet conditions in Colorado have allowed the governor to lift a statewide fire ban he ordered last month.