Nearly a dozen wildfires continue to send up plumes of smoke across the Northwest.
Some of the large fires are under control including the Colockum Tarps fire at about 81,000 acres near Wenatchee, Washington.
But in southern Idaho, fires are ripping through timber and brush near Challis and near Mountain Home. That 30,000 acres complex of blazes closed U.S. Highway 20 and prompted evacuations for the small town of Prairie. People in Pine and Featherville, Idaho, are also being encouraged to leave.