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Rice Ridge Fire Saturday Morning Update

 

August 10, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Nearly 30 fire engines and water tenders meet at the end of their shift Friday night. They have been out patrolling and setting up structure protection along Highway 83, in the Double Arrow Ranch and around the Seeley Lake Airport.

Rice Ridge Fire Morning Update: The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Rice Ridge Fire area from 2pm Saturday to 9pm Sunday for hot and dry weather, atmospheric instability, gusty winds and poor overnight humidity recovery. Fire managers expect an increase in fire activity and are preparing to strengthen containment lines with increasing overnight staffing during the Red Flag period, especially in critical areas around the fire perimeter and in Double Arrow Ranch. A cold front will arrive Sunday afternoon bringing gusty winds from the southwest, however a 50 perc...



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