Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Firefighters contain wildfire along Highway 734

Posted on Sat, Jul 11, 2015

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Firefighters have contained the wildfire burning on the east side of the forestry trunk road approximately 11 kilometres south of Highway 11. Given the current weather conditions and available firefighting resources, this wildfire is not expected to grow past predetermined boundaries. Heavy equipment have completed a fireguard around the edges of this estimated 22 hectare wildfire to help prevent it from spreading. Highway 734 is open at this time, but traffic may be impacted. Visit 511 Alberta for updates.

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In these dry 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.


 PUT OUT YOUR CAMPFIRE

Dry conditions mean a wildfire can start easily and spread quickly. Do your part and make sure your campfire is fully extinguished. A campfire can burn deep into the ground and flare up again in dry or windy weather. Soak the ashes and stir them. Keep soaking the ashes until they are cool to the touch. Even if you are going for a short hike, make sure your campfire is out.


 CHECK YOUR RIDE

Off-highway veichles can also start wildfires.While riding, stop frequently to 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 12.

Janelle Lane | Wildfire Information Officer
mobile: 780.217.1285
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