Western Wildfires

August 20, 2012 - 12:38 AM
An unidentified firefighter monitors a controlled backfire Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, as firefighters battled the Trinity Ridge Fire near Featherville, Idaho, in this photo released Aug. 19. More than 1,100 firefighters worked to protect some 350 homes in the area under an evacuation order because of the 138-square-mile blaze. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Kari Greer)