Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - July 23, 2021

Posted on Fri, Jul 23, 2021

 

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The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is now VERY HIGH.


Fire Advisory 2

There have been four new wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area:

  • RWF-069 - 4 hectares (ha) is being held;
  • RWF-070 - 20 ha is out of control;
  • RWF-071 - 45 ha is out of control; and
  • RWF-072 - 0.5 ha is under control.

A fire advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, due to forecasted hot and dry weather.

 Under this advisory:

  • New fire permits will issued on an as needed basis.

 Prohibited:

  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.

 Allowed:

  • Safe wood campfires 
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

This fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions change. 


WILDFIRE SITUATION UPDATE

There are currently no wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. 

Since March 1, there have been 67 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 91 hectares (ha). 


PROVINCIAL UPDATE

As of 10 a.m. July 23, 2021 there were 55 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. There were no out of control wildfires, 22 are being held, 32 are under control, and one has been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1 there have been 925 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 47,820 ha. 

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


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SAFE CAMPFIRE

If you're having a campfire in the Forest Protection of Area, make sure it's fully extinguished when you are done. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch. Never leave a campfire unattended! 


For more information, please contact: 

Provincial Information Officer
780-420-1968
wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca 

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