Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 10, 2022

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2022


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

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


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A FIRE RESTRICTION is now in place for portions of the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. The restriction applies to areas south of highway 591 and west of highway 734 (Forestry trunk road). A FIRE ADVISORY remains in place for the rest of the forest area. For a detailed map please visit 


  • Existing fire permits are suspended;

  • All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;

  • Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas are prohibited;

  • Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.

  • Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas;
  • Fireworks and exploding targets.
  • Safe wood campfires within fire rings in public and private campgrounds
  • Backyard fire pits on private land
  • Charcoal briquette barbeques
  • Gas and liquid powered appliances (stoves, lanterns, fire rings)
  • Open flame oil devices (turkey deep fryers, tiki torches)
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
  • Indoor wood fires

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A FIRE ADVISORY remains in place for the rest of the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area

Under the fire ADVISORY:

In this area, 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 status of the Black Mountain Fire was changed to under control on Aug. 1, 2022.


RWF-038, Black Mountain Fire 

This wildfire was discovered on July 19 and is located 19 km west of Nordegg. It is classified as under control, at 480 hectares. 

Firefighters are working on extinguishing hotspots. Helicopters are supporting firefighters with bucketing operations. 

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

Since January 1, there have been 46 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area which have burned 519 hectares. 

Since January 1, there have been 773 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 107,511 hectares. 

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:

Provincial Information Officer 



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