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Red Flag Warning For Most Of Montana

A map of the red flag warning issued for most of Montana September 4.
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The National Weather Service has issues a warning for most of Montana through the evening of September 4.

Large swaths of Montana and Wyoming are facing critical fire danger today.

The National Weather Service has a red flag warning until 9 P.M. for a large section of Montana from the north-central portion of the state along the border with Canada, through central, southwest and south-central Montana to the border with Wyoming. And a large band of Wyoming has a red flag warning through tonight from the northern border with Montana, through central Wyoming to the southern border with Colorado.

A red flag warning means today’s near record high temperatures, low relative humidity, strong, gusty winds and wind shifts will likely create critical fire weather conditions and erratic fire behavior.

Nearly half of Montana’s 56 counties have some type of burn ban in place until further notice.

Kay Erickson has been working in broadcasting in Billings for more than 20 years. She spent well over a decade as news assignment editor at KTVQ-TV before joining the staff at YPR. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation she worked in Great Falls where she was one of the first female sports anchor and reporter in Montana.