Fire crews responded to a timber fire east of Ryegate Saturday afternoon. Golden Valley County dispatch reported the fire was called in a little before one o'clock. Fire crews from Dean Creek, Ryegate and Lavina were called in to work on the fire. Additional help was requested from DNRC in Billings, and a Helena-based helicopter was expected to join the efforts. One home in the area was reportedly on stand-by for possible evacuation. Early estimates put the fire's size around 35 to 40 acres.