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Open burning in Gallatin County ends on Nov. 30

There are only a few more weeks of open burning left in the season in Gallatin County.

Open burning in Gallatin County ends on November 30 and will reopen on March 1.

If you still have burning projects you need to get done before the end of the month, remember that burn permits are required. Permits can be obtained online at or in person at Three Forks Community Library at 607 S. Main Street.

More information on what you can and cannot burn, and the current open burning status in your fire district, can be found at

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality can permit burning during the winter depending on conditions. Those wishing to conduct a burning project from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 must apply and request a Burner Identification Number at least two weeks ahead of time. The morning you wish to burn, you must then contact the DEQ meteorologist to receive approval to burn. If approval is granted, you then must activate a purchased Gallatin County DEQ Notification permit at

Gallatin County Extension is hosting a free forest debris pile burning practicum on Friday, Nov. 18.

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