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  • Firefighters gain ground but struggle in Idaho

    JESSIE L. BONNER, Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters gained ground on a number of wildfires across the West but struggled in southern Idaho, where winds fanned a fast-moving blaze across nearly 300 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass, authorities said Monday. More firefighters were headed to the Idaho wildfire that was sparked by a Saturday lightning storm and had spread to 190,000 acres. The fire had been threatening six homes in the Castleford area, west of Twin Falls, early Monday but was no longer considered a threat by the afternoon. AP P... Full story