Firefighters in Oregon have reported good progress in the battle against the nationâ€™s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in northern California.
It was 32% contained on Sunday, and evacuation orders and warnings were lifted for several remote areas of Butte and Plumas counties.
Crews also battled major blazes in north-east Washington and northern Idaho.
The US Drought Monitor reported last week that while a robust monsoon has delivered rainfall to the south-west, critically dry conditions persist across northern California and the north-west, where there has been an expansion of â€œexceptional droughtâ€, the worst category.
Alerts were in place across much of the northern Rockies, including portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington state and Idaho.