Friday, March 16, 2018

RED FLAG DAY – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning today for Wise County and several neighboring counties. This means outdoor burning is prohibited, according to the county burn ban. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly due to the relative humidity dropping to 10 percent and southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph. The […]

Multiple fires break out on Red Flag Warning day

On a Red Flag Warning day, multiple grass fires have broken out in Wise County Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Bridgeport, Alvord, Chico, Paradise, Sand Flat and Crafton fought a 60- to 80-acre fire on County Road 1340. “I’m sure of the cause yet,” said Wise County Fire Marshal Jeff Doughty. “We got it extinguished. Several structures were threatened, but no […]