Fire torched more than 100 square miles, burned for nearly a month and cost nearly $34 million to fight.
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090 kilometers) of farmland and public land
A lightning-caused wildfire in northern Nevada continues to grow, prompting officials to keep voluntary evacuations in place for areas near Gardnerville
Many of the Montana fires were ignited by lightning strikes and spread rapidly thanks to a heatwave and drought conditions.
The four fires burning in the same area have charred about 390 square miles.
People living near a wildfire in northeast Washington state have been ordered to evacuate
The fire was 45 percent contained, but officials said it could take crews another two weeks to fully surround it.
The Legislature's failure to pass a capital budget means the state Department of Natural Resources is short of money to deal with unhealthy forests
A 19-year-old firefighter has died after being struck by a falling tree while responding to a blaze in western Montana
Montana's $60 million reserve fund to fight fires could be halved as wildfires are spreading across the state in what officials say could be an expensive season
Residents in rural north-central Idaho have been told to be ready to evacuate due to a 2-square-mile (5-sq kilometer) wildfire burning in timber in steep terrain about 40 miles east of McCall.
Most of Oregon’s statewide elected officials spoke in support, while commissioners in Jackson, Klamath and Siskiyou counties opposed the 48,000-acre expansion.
Zinke removed two other monuments, in Idaho and Washington state, from his review of 27 monuments created since 1996.
More than 3,800 firefighters were battling the blaze that has forced almost 5,000 people from homes.