Rocky Mountain House Area Update

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT - Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 12, 2020

Posted on Fri, Jun 12, 2020

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Wildfire Update - June 12, 2020

The wildfire danger rating for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is MODERATE. There are currently no wildfires burning in the area.

Since March 1, there have been 30 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning 14.22 hectares. All of these wildfires have been extinguished.

Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 290 wildfires burning a total of 436.70 hectares.

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

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Fire advisory in effect

A fire advisory is in effect for the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. This fire advisory will reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, while allowing Albertans to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.

Allowed:

  • safe wood campfires
  • backyard fire pits
  • charcoal briquette barbecues
  • use of propane, natural gas or powered appliance
  • catalytic or infrared-style heaters
  • safe burning with a fire permit
  • recreational off-highway vehicle use

Prohibited:

  • burning (excluding campfires) without a permit
  • unattended or unsafe campfires

Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area. Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for information.

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Fire permit

In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire. Please note that fire permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory. To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.

Please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for a map of the affected area.

Campfire Ad HI RES

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For more information, please contact: 

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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