Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Blackstone Prescribed Fire - Wildfire Advisory in effect

Posted on Thu, Jul 06, 2017

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Ignition operations on the Blackstone prescribed fire are scheduled to commence tomorrow July 07, 2017

The objective is to improve ungulate habitat by reducing shrub encroachment and reinvigorating grass growth. We will proceed when and where we can ensure a safe operation that will meet the overall objectives of the prescribed fire.Capture.jpg

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FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT 

Due to current and forecasted weather a Fire Advisory is now in effect for the Rocky Forest Area (RFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA).    
For more information check ALBERTAFIREBANS.CA OR CALL 1-866-FYI-FIRE

Under this advisory, all existing permits will be cancelled (including burn barrels) and no new permits will be issued.The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve

Prohibited
- Any burning other than campfires

Allowed
- Safe wood campfires (within fire rings) or random camping areas
- Charcoal briquettes
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:

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To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351
May the Forest be with you