Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 25, 2021

Posted on Fri, Jun 25, 2021

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


Fire Advisory 2

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT

A fire advisory is in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area.

Under this advisory:

  • Current fire permits remain active;
  • New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case 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

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.


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 50 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 74 hectares (ha). 


PROVINCIAL UPDATE

There are currently ten wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is out-of-control, one is being being held and eight are under control.

Since March 1 there have been 580 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1,574 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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