Representatives from agencies across Gallatin County will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, June 30. Officials will discuss current fire conditions in the area, fire and fireworks restrictions that are in place, and precautions to take during with our area’s dry conditions to safely celebrate over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. They will also take questions from the media.
The press conference will be held at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, June 30 in the Community Room on the third floor of the Gallatin County Courthouse (311 W. Main St. in downtown Bozeman) It will also be live streamed from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
Representatives from the following agencies will be speaking at the conference:
Gallatin County Commission
Gallatin County Emergency Management
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Bozeman Fire Department
Central Valley Fire District
Hyalite Fire Department
Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
Bozeman Police Department
Belgrade Police Department
Please note that the Gallatin County Commission is meeting at 1:30 PM to approve a fire restrictions ordinance for certain areas of the county. While we anticipate the meeting will be done in time for the press conference to start at 2:30 PM, there’s always a chance the meeting could go long and we may have to start the press conference a little late.
The Gallatin County Commission decided Monday they will move forward with fireworks and open burning bans in the Big Sky and Hebgen Basin but did not implement any restrictions in the Three Forks area. Fireworks are allowed to be set off within the Three Forks City limits Saturday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday, July 4, 10 a.m. -12 a.m.