Fire districts in Gallatin County are once again allowing open burning. Fire officials agree it is an appropriate step to re-open controlled burning considering the recent rain, cooler weather, and shorter days. The controlled burning season ends November 30th.

Residents are asked to continue to take precautions to ensure their controlled burn does not escape. If you are burning, fire officials ask that you don’t burn on dry, windy days; that you place debris in a cleared area away from overhead branches and wires; that you have a reliable water source nearby; and to be sure to stay with your fire until it is out.

Permits can be activated at burnpermit.mt.gov . More information on safe burning can be found on the burn permit website by following the instructions link.