Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 1, 2021

Posted on Tue, Jun 01, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is now HIGH. Use caution in the forested areas if you are doing any burning or having a campfire.


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PRESCRIBED FIRE

Effective June 2-7, the Chungo Gap area (as shown in blue on the map above) will be closed to the public for prescribed fire operations. The area is expected to be open for the public again on June 8 depending on weather and fire conditions. Thank you for your co-operation.

For further information please contact Agriculture and Forestry in Rocky Mountain House at 403-845-8250.


WILDFIRE SITUATION UPDATE

There is currently one wildfire in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. This wildfire is under control. Since March 1, there have been 40 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 70.24 hectares. 


PROVINCIAL UPDATE

There are currently 17 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. Nine of these wildfires are under control and eight have been turned over to the responsible party. 

Since March 1 there have been 444 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1028.30 ha. 

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


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For more information, please contact: 

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

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