Department News & Announcements

Red Flag Warning In Effect Until Wed, Aug. 23rd.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Gallatin County tomorrow, noon to 9pm (update: extended to 6 am on Saturday), indicating that any fire that starts is likely to become a serious event. Mid-August is traditionally the beginning of the fire season in Gallatin County, and we have already had our first fire, near Clarkston. Please be extremely careful about fires until we get substantial amounts of rain or snow.
• Check tow chains to make sure they don’t drag and throw sparks.
• Don’t drive in tall grass where a hot exhaust could catch the grass on fire.
• Avoid open burning and bonfires.
• Call 911 immediately for any fire you see, even if you think you can put it out.

Lauren Scull