Wildfire in Idaho

Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling a fast-moving wildfire near a remote Idaho hamlet, where some wildfire-weary residents were defying orders to evacuate.

Electrical storms already sparked dozens of wildfires across the West in recent days, sending fire crews scrambling, threatening communities and impairing air quality in some areas. (AP)

In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 photo, a firefighter with the Idaho City Hotshots looks for spot fires during a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Pine residents Kylie Rivera, left, and Gloria Koch watch the approaching flames from the 80,000 acres Elk Complex FIre in Pine, Idaho, on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire, has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
Pine residents Kylie Rivera, left, and Gloria Koch watch the approaching flames from the 80,000 acres Elk Complex FIre in Pine, Idaho, on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire, has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
Pine residents Kylie Rivera, left, and Gloria Koch watch the approaching flames from the 80,000 acres Elk Complex FIre in Pine, Idaho, on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire, has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
In this Monday night Aug. 12, 2013 photo, firefighters start a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Monday night Aug. 12, 2013 photo, firefighters start a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Monday night Aug. 12, 2013 photo, firefighters start a back burn along the Pine-Featherville Road while battling the more than 90,000-acre Elk Fire Complex near Pine, Idaho. Fire crews in central Idaho capitalized on favorable winds Tuesday to continue burnout operations around a small mountain community, seeking to push a wildfire toward an area torched by a massive blaze last year. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
The 80,300-acre Elk Fire Complex burns across Elmore County, Idaho , Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News,Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
The 80,300-acre Elk Fire Complex burns across Elmore County, Idaho , Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News,Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
The 80,300-acre Elk Fire Complex burns across Elmore County, Idaho , Sunday Aug. 11, 2013. The Elk Complex Fire has so far charred more than 125-square-miles and is now the nation's top wildfire priority, according to federal wildfire officials. (AP Photo/Times-News,Ashley Smith) Mandatory Credit
A sign is posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 by the remains of Bill Corlett's home that burned during a wildfire on Aug. 8, 2013 northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
A sign is posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 by the remains of Bill Corlett's home that burned during a wildfire on Aug. 8, 2013 northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
A sign is posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 by the remains of Bill Corlett's home that burned during a wildfire on Aug. 8, 2013 northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2013 photo, burned cattle carcasses lie on the ground on Bill Corlett's property northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. Corlett lost 100 cattle during an Aug. 8 wildfire. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2013 photo, burned cattle carcasses lie on the ground on Bill Corlett's property northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. Corlett lost 100 cattle during an Aug. 8 wildfire. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2013 photo, burned cattle carcasses lie on the ground on Bill Corlett's property northwest of Fairfield, Idaho. Corlett lost 100 cattle during an Aug. 8 wildfire. More than 50 structures have burned in the past week in Idaho wildfires. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Fire descends a ridge towards homes on the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday Aug. 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Fire descends a ridge towards homes on the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday Aug. 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Fire descends a ridge towards homes on the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday Aug. 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
David Snelling, with Tatanka Hotshots from South Dakota, takes a brief break to eat after working to build defensive lines around homes to protect them from the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday August 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
David Snelling, with Tatanka Hotshots from South Dakota, takes a brief break to eat after working to build defensive lines around homes to protect them from the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday August 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
David Snelling, with Tatanka Hotshots from South Dakota, takes a brief break to eat after working to build defensive lines around homes to protect them from the more than 90,000-acre Elk Complex Fire near Pine, Idaho, on Monday August 12, 2013. Thunderstorms threatened more trouble Tuesday for crews battling the fast-moving wildfire. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Members of the Mountain Home Fire Department fill a water reservoir called a pumpkin, with 1,800 gallons of water on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, as they prepare to defend homes from the more than 80,000-acre Elk Complex Fire burning near Pine, Idaho. The Elk Complex remains the nation's No. 1 wildfire fighting priority, since Pine and the neighboring mountain hamlet of Featherville, 8 miles from the flames, remain threatened. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Members of the Mountain Home Fire Department fill a water reservoir called a pumpkin, with 1,800 gallons of water on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, as they prepare to defend homes from the more than 80,000-acre Elk Complex Fire burning near Pine, Idaho. The Elk Complex remains the nation's No. 1 wildfire fighting priority, since Pine and the neighboring mountain hamlet of Featherville, 8 miles from the flames, remain threatened. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT
Members of the Mountain Home Fire Department fill a water reservoir called a pumpkin, with 1,800 gallons of water on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, as they prepare to defend homes from the more than 80,000-acre Elk Complex Fire burning near Pine, Idaho. The Elk Complex remains the nation's No. 1 wildfire fighting priority, since Pine and the neighboring mountain hamlet of Featherville, 8 miles from the flames, remain threatened. (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith) MANDATORY CREDIT

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