Gov. Greg Gianforte declared Wednesday a statewide fire emergency in Montana as the state faces abnormally dry conditions.
Russia engaged military aircraft Wednesday to fight wildfires that have engulfed wide swaths of Siberia.
Several wildfires are burning in northcentral Washington state, prompting an evacuation order for the town of Nespelem on the Colville Indian Reservation.
Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants.
Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states.
Sheriff’s deputies may start arresting people who refuse to heed evacuation orders issued because of a large, growing wildfire.