The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Jefferson County sees two Red Flag Warnings


August 3, 2016

Several Red Flag Warnings were issued last week in Jefferson County and other areas in Southwest Montana.

The warnings were issued last Friday by the United States National Weather Service in Great Falls. The were in effect in for all of Jefferson County.

The Friday warning stated the gusty west-southwest winds combined with low relative humidity would create critical fire weather conditions.

During the Red Flag Warnings, residents are asked to use caution with any open flames outdoors and to obey all county burn bans. Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman said Tuesday he could see more warnings coming, especially if we don’t get any more rain. He asked residents to please use caution and said a fire can get away really fast.


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