Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 29, 2021

Posted on Tue, Jun 29, 2021

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


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A FIRE RESTRICTION is now in place for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area due to hot and dry conditions, which will increase the fire danger.

Under this restriction:

  • Existing fire permits are suspended;
  • All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;
  • Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.

 Prohibited:

  • Wood campfires on public land
  • Fireworks and exploding targets

 Allowed:

  • Wood campfires on private land
  • Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring
  • Backyard fire pits on private land
  • Charcoal briquette barbeques
  • Propane or natural gas fueled appliances
  • Indoor wood fires
  • Open flame oil devices

Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.

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 restriction 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 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is out-of-control, six are being being held and 11 are under control.

Since March 1 there have been 603 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1,613 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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