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Idaho Firefighters Gain Ground On BIG Fire But Still Struggle

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More firefighters were headed to an Idaho wildfire that was sparked by a Saturday lightning storm and has spread to 190,000 acres.
    
The Bureau of Land Management says the fire was no longer threatening homes in   the Castleford area, west of Twin Falls.
    
BLM spokeswoman Heather Tiel-Nelson says a steady 20 mph wind from the east was pushing the blaze northwest, where firefighters are now focusing their efforts.
    
More than 200 firefighters are working to contain the fast-moving fire that is among the largest in the nation. The wildfire had spread on the Saylor Creek bombing range, a training space operated by the Mountain Home Air Force Base, by Monday afternoon but was not threatening any structures.
    
More firefighters are expected to arrive, bringing the total number of personnel to 275.

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