Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 1, 2022

Posted on Mon, Aug 01, 2022


The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is moderate. 

Report smoke or fire in the forest by calling 310-FIRE (3473). 


Minimal fire activity was observed on the Black Mountain Fire again today. (Aug. 1, 2022)


RWF-038, Black Mountain Fire 

This wildfire was discovered on July 19 and is located 19 km west of Nordegg. It remains classified as being held at 480 hectares. View a map of the wildfire here.

There are 70 wildland firefighters currently working on this wildfire. Two unit crews are from BC Wildfire, and two firetack crews, one unit crew and one helitack crew are from Alberta Wildfire. An Incident Management Team from Alberta Wildfire is managing the response to the wildfire. The crews are assisted by three helicopters.

Firefighters continue to work on building a containment line around the wildfire's perimeter. Helicopters are supporting firefighters with bucketing operations. 

Helicopters may be scooping water from Goldeye Lake. Please be aware and allow them space to work.

Haven Road remains closed to the public to allow for safe firefighting operations.

Since January 1, there have been 43 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area which have burned 518 hectares. 

Since January 1, there have been 752 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 105,725 hectares. 

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A fire advisory is in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area due to current and forecasted weather conditions. Fine fuels and wooden debris are very dry and could ignite easily from any spark, friction or hot exhaust. Use extreme caution when working or recreating outdoors. 

At this time, there are no changes to existing permits but any new permits will be considered on a case by case basis.

The public and residents in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area can continue to use a fire pit, charcoal briquettes on a barbecue, or a safe campfire and recreational off-highway vehicles. When recreating in the backcountry make sure your campfire is completely extinguished by soaking the ashes, stirring them and soaking them again.

The fire advisory will remain in place until conditions improve.

Wildfire Dashboard


The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.

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Download the Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more all on your mobile device.

Available for Apple and Android.

Before heading out, please check to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination. 

For more information contact:

Josee St-Onge
Information Officer 



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