Red Flag Warning (Critical Fire Weather) issued for Teton Valley on Friday

DRIGGS, Idaho — The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire danger in Teton Valley, Idaho from 1-9 p.m. on Friday. The warning includes both Victor and Driggs as well as most of Teton County, Idaho with the lone exception being the Pine Creek Pass vicinity.

Strong southwest winds of 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are forecasted on Friday afternoon, which along with relative humidity values as low as 10% will support an environment that makes it easier for wildfires to start and rapidly spread.

Residents and visitors are urged to use extreme caution when it comes to campfires or any other activities that could lead to fire starts.

The warning does not include Teton County, Wyo. but caution is advised here as well due to high winds and dry conditions. This week, the Teton Interagency fire managers raised the fire danger to HIGH in Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park as vegetation continues to dry out.

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