Category Archives: Fire Conditions


With warmer weather, no snow cover, (and a seeming none ending supply of wind…) comes the heightened threat of fire danger in Golden Valley County. Burn permits are required and can be obtained free of charge at the Courthouse. Once the permit is obtained you need to call the GVC Sheriff’s Office at 406-568-2321, to inquire whether it is safe to burn, and if so, provide your burn permit number. If there is no one in the Sheriff’s Office at the time of your call, you will be automatically transferred to Dispatch in Wheatland County where you can give your burn information.
Under NO circumstances should you lite a fire if the WIND IS BLOWING! Please be diligent with open and container burning to prevent loss of control of a fire
-it could end up being very costly.


Fire Danger Rising

With the hot weather we have been experiencing lately, the risk of wild fire is on the rise. At present, container burning is the only type permissable. Check back regularly for updates on Fire Conditions and types of burning that are permissable as they may change suddenly. Please remember to always call the Sheriff’s office @ 568-2321 before doing any sort of burning.

Small Fire Reported West of Ryegate

08/21/2011  A small tree fire was reported west of Ryegate this afternoon with one Fire Truck responding from Ryegate.  The fire was on the Green Mountain Angus Ranch.  Fireman were on scene approximately one hour.

Fire Conditions for Golden Valley County

08/18/2011  Fire Conditions at this time are High.  Please be careful with all your out-door activities and use of equipment.  Last week we had 9 different fires that were caused by equipment and lightning.   We are under Red Flag warnings at this time and with next weeks high temperatures that are coming, fire danger will be critical.  Please remember to call in if you need to have a controlled burn for permission.  406.568.2321

Floyd R. Fisher, County Fire Chief