Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 26, 2021

Posted on Mon, Apr 26, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is MODERATE to HIGH.


FIRE ADVISORY 

A fire advisory is in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to dry conditions.

Under this advisory:

  • Existing fire permits are cancelled;
  • No new permits will be issued until conditions change;

Prohibited:

  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire;

Allowed:

  • Safe wood campfires 
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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WILDFIRE UPDATE

There is one active wildfire in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. This wildfire is currently out of control and has burned 15 hectares (ha).

It is located approximately 3 kilometres south of Elk River Road and 14 kilometres west of Brazeau Reservoir. There are currently 8 wildland firefighters with support from airtankers fighting this wildfire.

Since March 1, 2021, there have been 18 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 22.22 ha.


PROVINCIAL UPDATE

There are currently 13 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is out of control, ten are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible party. 

Since March 1 there have been 156 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 142.88 ha. 

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca


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For more information, please contact: 

Provincial Information Officer
780-420-1968
wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca 

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