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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 10, 1996

OCTOBER 10, 1996

With extremely dry conditions in Southwest Montana causing very high fire danger, Forest Service officials were warning that grave problems could be on the horizon.

“If things stay as dry as they are, we could have some serious problems when rifle season starts in two weeks,” said Jack de Golia, spokesman for the Dillon Interagency Fire Dispatch Center. In areas around Whitehall, firefighters battled two blazes over the weekend and were facing three more by Tuesday night.

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