"Crews Rush to Corral Wildfires in Northern Rockies"

"BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Crews facing adverse weather forecasts rushed to bolster protective lines around blazes that have scorched tens of thousands of acres in the Northern Rockies, while firefighters in Oregon worked to corral a range fire that forced a kids' science camp to evacuate.

Fire conditions rose to critical Thursday as steady winds fanned several blazes and scattered storms threatened to spark new ones across Montana, north central Idaho and northwest Wyoming.

The pattern of hot, dry weather and afternoon storms was expected to recur daily for at least several more days, keeping the fire risk high."

The Associated Press had the story August 25, 2011.

Friday, August 26, 2011