Photo Gallery: Fires burn across the West 7/12

Cattle rancher Bryan Brodin looks at the 419 acres that scorched the foothills north of Cartwright Road near Hidden Springs, Idaho relieved that most of his cattle were higher up in the hills before fire crews contained the blaze Monday Aug. 13, 2012. The Ourada Ranch Fire  threatened several homes and ranch properties but firefighters and local farmers prevented the fire's spread with plows, fire lines and an air attack dropping water on hot spots. Photo by Darin Oswald,The Idaho Statesman/AP