Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - Trail Closure Sept.05, 2017

Posted on Tue, Sep 05, 2017


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There are four wildfires in the Rocky Forest Area
RWF-62 is now being held at 654* hectares and is located in the Coral Creek area
RWF-63 is now being held at 463* hectares and is located in the upper South Ram drainage.
RWF-64 is is under control at 0.1 hectares and is located north of Nordegg. 
RWF-65 is out of control at 67 hectares located near Crescent falls.
* area has decreased since Sept. 3 report due to more detailed mapping

Trail closure information:
Coral Creek valley, White Rabbit Trail/Hummingbird, and the area adjacent to Crescent Falls remain closed to the public to provide locations for firefighting operations.

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A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Rocky Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to current and forecasted weather conditions.

Under this advisory, all existing permits will be canceled and no new permits will be issued.

Prohibited
 - Any burning other than a campfire 

Allowed
 - Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings) or random camping areas
 - Charcoal briquettes
 - Portable propane fire pits
 - Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
 - Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.Click here for Wildfire Hazard across Alberta.

Learn more about Fire Ban System

Find the most current information on Fire Advisories/Restrictions/Bans throughout the province of Alberta at AlbertaFireBans.ca.

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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

May the forest be with you