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Gallatin County Sheriff's Department Offers Evacuation Tips

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With all the evacuations and pre-evacuations in Montana, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department is offering tips to help protect your homes from the wildfires.

Before leaving your home, they advise you leave your car in the garage with the key in the ignition and remove flammable drapes and curtains.

They also suggest you place a ladder against the front of your house and wet your roof if it is combustible.

Also, make sure you turned off the gas and have garden hoses hooked up to faucets and other firefighting tools nearby.

When it comes to making the decision to leave, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department suggests the sooner you leave, the better.

"We just ask that they pay attention," said Lt. Jason Jarrett, Gallatin County Sheriff's Department.  "If they are in the trees and in the interface, they make a decision pretty early if they are going to stay or leave and if they decide to leave, leave early."

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department also has tips online to help protect your pets, just click here.

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