Granite County under Red Flag Warning
The National Weather Service has Granite County under a Red Flag Warning until 9 p.m. Monday night.
Thunderstorm activity in the area, combined with windy conditions, could lead to potential lightning strikes that could start a fire.
If you see such a strike, make sure that it is a blaze before calling 9-1-1. Have exact coordinates, location information or a description of the area where the fire is along with common landmarks to help the initial attack teams get to the fire as quickly as possible.
Below is the warning as it appeared on the National Weather Service website for the communities of Drummond, Philipsburg, Maxville and Georgetown Lake.
Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Missoula MT 742 AM MDT Mon Jul 29 2019 MTZ110-111-300300- /O.CON.KMSO.FW.W.0002.190729T1900Z-190730T0300Z/ Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead- 742 AM MDT Mon Jul 29 2019 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING... * Affected area: Fire Zone 110 (Deerlodge/West Beaverhead). Fire Zone 111 (East Beaverhead). * Impacts: Scattered lightning with a mix of wet and dry storms. The potential for drier storms is highest across the northern half of the zones (Pintlar, Butte, Jefferson and Wise River districts). * Winds: Generally west 10-25 mph...stronger near thunderstorms.