Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Wildfire Hazard is LOW in the Rocky Mountain House Area

Posted on Fri, Sep 04, 2015

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Wildfire Hazard
Widespread rain has brought relief to the wildfire hazard. The wildfire hazard is LOW for the Rocky Wildfire Management Area.

Local Wildfire Situation
Since April 1, in the Rocky Wildfire Management Area there have been 124 wildfires that have burned a total of 67.46 hectares.Of these 50 were human caused, 37 were lightning caused and 37 are under investigation.

Provincial Wildfire Situation
 Alberta currently has 40 wildfires. One is being held, 33 are under control and six have been turned over to the responsible party.
In the last 24 hours there have been three new wildfires.
Since April 1, 2015, Alberta has recorded 1,678 wildfires that have burned a total of 491,269.73 hectares.
Agriculture and Forestry have the following resources fighting wildfires or pre-positioned across the province ready to fight new wildfires:
 - 266 firefighters, five helicopters, 10 airtankers and five pieces of heavy equipment.

For information on wildfires in Alberta download the free Alberta Wildfire App or visit the Wildfire Status Map by clicking here.
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Fire Permits
From March 1 to October 31, fire permits are required for any type of burning in the forest protection area - except campfires. 
To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.

Rocky Mountain House - 403.845.8581
Drayton Valley - 780.542.6616
Sundre - 403.638.3805

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

May the forest be with you