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

By PAT McKELVEY
Jefferson County Deputy Fire Warden 

Deputy Fire Warden Urges All to be Wildfire Aware

 

March 16, 2022



Many in Montana make their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or other remote locations. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires can begin unnoticed and spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. With spring around the corner, now is the time to do your part and begin getting your home ready for wildfire season.

Start by reviewing your home and property from the top down. Inspect your chimneys, which should be cleaned at least once a year. Additionally, remove any branches extending within...



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