Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 23, 2022

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2022


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

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


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Both the FIRE RESTRICTION and FIRE ADVISORY for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area have been lifted as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

The lifting of these designations means people who are random camping on public land may now have a safe wood campfire while on the landscape. 

Permits are still required for anyone wishing to use exploding targets or set off fireworks on public land. 

Help keep Alberta's forest safe and ensure you fully extinguish your campfire. Soak the ashes, stir them and soak them again until they're cool to the touch. Never leave your campfire unattended.

If you see smoke or flame and suspect it's a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.


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. 

Since January 1, there have been 60 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area which have burned 519 hectares. 

Since January 1, there have been 940 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 116,605 hectares. 

Prescribed burn in Banff National Park

Banff will be conducting a prescribed fire over the next few days. Smoke may be visible from the area. To learn more about the prescribed burn please visit Parks Canada's website here


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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