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The Latest: Wildfires threaten homes in California wine country, tourism at Montana park

  • In this photo provided by Erin Conwell, taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek wildfire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fire burning in the drought-parched northwestern Montana park doubled in size Wednesday, leading officials to evacuate homes along St. Mary Lake and visitors to flee hotels and campgrounds in the nearby community at Glacier’s eastern entrance. (Erin Conwell via AP)

    In this photo provided by Erin Conwell, taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, smoke from the Reynolds Creek wildfire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fire burning in the drought-parched northwestern Montana park doubled in size Wednesday, leading officials to evacuate homes along St. Mary Lake and visitors to flee hotels and campgrounds in the nearby community at Glacier’s eastern entrance. (Erin Conwell via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by Erin Conwell, taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, fire and smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildfire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fire burning in the drought-parched northwestern Montana park doubled in size Wednesday, leading  officials to evacuate homes along St. Mary Lake and visitors to flee hotels and campgrounds in the nearby community at Glacier’s eastern entrance. (Erin Conwell via AP)

    In this photo provided by Erin Conwell, taken Tuesday, July 21, 2015, fire and smoke from the the Reynolds Creek wildfire rises above the landscape at St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont. The fire burning in the drought-parched northwestern Montana park doubled in size Wednesday, leading officials to evacuate homes along St. Mary Lake and visitors to flee hotels and campgrounds in the nearby community at Glacier’s eastern entrance. (Erin Conwell via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A column of smoke rises from the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to Cal Fire, the blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

    A column of smoke rises from the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to Cal Fire, the blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and is threatening 200 structures. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on wildfires burning in Montana and California:

12:35 p.m. PDT

California officials say they have received a federal grant to help fight a wildfire near Northern California's Napa Valley wine country.

The fire has forced a few hundred people out of their homes and ranches as crews tried Thursday to control it. The wind-whipped blaze is threatening 200 homes and has burned more than 9 square miles.

The governor's Office of Emergency Services did not release the amount of the grant that will bring all available resources to suppress the fire.

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1:35 p.m. MDT

Officials say a wildfire in Montana's popular Glacier National Park slowed overnight due to higher humidity and lower temperatures.

But that was expected to change Thursday as the wind picked up and the heat spiked. Firefighters and equipment were arriving to help slow the fire's spread and to protect a hotel and campground in its path.

The fire comes amid prime tourist season and is leading some people to change their plans to visit.