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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildfires in Idaho have destroyed 42 homes and scorched about 72 square miles but nearly 800 firefighters have them 45 percent contained. In west-central Idaho 22 miles northwest of McCall, managers on a 20-square-mile fire say a weather pattern caused heavy smoke to settle over the fire and kept temperatures low with light winds.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australian and New Zealand firefighters have arrived in the United States and on Monday prepared to fan out to help fight wildfires burning in several western states. The 70 firefighters are scheduled to receive protective equipment at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, where an air quality alert is in effect due to smoke from regional wildfires.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he'll talk privately with President Barack Obama about keeping the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list in Nevada and 10 other Western states. Sandoval plans to meet with Obama today after welcoming him to Las Vegas for a clean energy conference.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho is putting up 38 Priest Lake lots for auction amid a push to remove the state from the business of leasing the land to cabin owners. The Spokesman Review reports proceeds from renting lakefront land had gone toward an education endowment, but disagreements over fair market value and getting a maximum return prompted the sales.

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