One of the fires alone near the Southeast corner of Oregon just down the road from Boise burned more than 800 square miles which would equal about 2/3 or the state of Rhode Island. There are 11 major fires burning in Idaho at present most are not near populated areas but to the east of Boise is the Trinity fire where several small towns are facing complete evacuation, Rocky Bar, Pine, Featherville and Atlanta.
The big fire in Washington State is near Cle Elem and has already destroyed about 70 homes. Most of these have been caused by dry lightening storms. One young lady was killed when a burning tree toppled onto a dead snag and the snag came down on her.