Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Wildfire Hazard High This Long Weekend

Posted on Fri, Jul 31, 2015

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The wildfire hazard has climbed to HIGH in the Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area.  Residents and visitors to the area are asked to take extreme caution in the forested areas.

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Snarl Creek Wildfire

The Snarl Creek wildfire in Banff National Park and about 90 kilometres west of Sundry has become very active and has pushed a lot of smoke into the area.  This 400 hectare wildfire is being managed by Parks Canada who have issued an area closure as a result of the wildfire.

While no communities are threatened by this wildfire, smoke may be a concern for some residents. If you have smoke-related health concerns, contact Alberta Health Link at 811.

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Tips for a Wildfire Free Long Weekend

  1. Put out your campfire. Properly. Soak it, stir it and soak it again. Put out your fire when you head in for the night and never leave your fire unattended.
  2. Like riding your off-highway vehicle in the forest? Don't let it start a wildfire - clean your vehicle regularly as you ride like they show you here.
  3. All fires, except campfires, require a permit. Permits are free and are available through our office. If you are planning any burning, give us a call at 403-845-8272 ahead of time. We can help you plan so your burn site is properly and safely prepared

Richard Horne, Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: 780 886 7788

 

 

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