Continued dry weather and strong winds have increased the wildfire hazard to HIGH for the Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area.
Firefighters have contained the wildfire burning on the east side of the forestry trunk road approximately 11 kilometres south of Highway 11. It is burning west towards Highway 734. Traffic may be impacted. Visit 511 Alberta for updates. Firefighters, airtankers, helicopters and various peices of heavy equipment are working to contain this wildfire.
RCMP are moving campers out of the Aylmer Provincial Recreation Area.
Here is a better look at the location from our Alberta Wildfire app. It is estimated at 22 hectares in size.
Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, with an increased risk of lightning started wildfires. Please report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE (3473)
In these conditions, wildfires can start easily, spread rapidly and increase quickly in intensity; making it difficult for firefighters to safely work on a wildfire. Please do your part and help us prevent wildfires.
If you are using an Off-highway Vehicle during your day, periodically stop and check your vehicle for the build up of grass, branches or debris. This material can catch fire and drop from your vehicle as you drive; acting like a drip-torch it can start a wildfire. Learn more here.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update July 11.