Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Fire Ban and OHV Restriction Amendments for portions of Rocky Forest Area

Posted on Fri, May 13, 2016

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Amendments to the Provincial Fire Ban and OHV Restriction have been made.  Some areas of the Province have had the FireBan and OHV Restriction lifted.  Below is an attached map detailing the amended boundary where the Fireban and OHV restriction remain (areas in red):

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A Fire Advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Forest Area not under the Provincial Fireban.

  • No fire permits will be issued.
  • Safe campfires are allowed.
  • Incendiary targets remain banned province-wide.

For full details, visit www.albertafirebans.ca  

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Clear debris from hot spots on your off-highway vehicle
Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, Stir it, Soak it Again 
Exploding targets can start wildfires.  Please use extreme caution. 

Provincial Wildfire Summary - May 13, 2016

In the last 24 hours there have been no new wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
There are currently 15 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is considered out of control, one is being held, seven are under control and six have been turned over to the responsible party.

  • Since April 1, 2016, Alberta has recorded 416 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 256,344.79 hectares.
  • Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources fighting wildfires or pre-positioned across the Forest Protection Area ready to fight new wildfires:

Trisha Stubbings, RPF
Wildfire Information Officer
Agriculture and Forestry
Box 1720
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B3
Telephone: 403-845-8360
Cell: 403-844-9668