The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is LOW.
Report smoke or fire in the forest by calling 310-FIRE (3473).
There are no wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area at this time.
Since January 1, there have been 37 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area which have burned 37.55 hectares.
Since January 1, there have been 492 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 26,901 hectares. There are no wildfires of note in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta at this time.
Setting off fireworks and exploding targets in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta is prohibited, unless you have written permission from a forest officer. Fireworks and exploding targets create hot debris when they are detonated, which can cause a wildfire when coming in contact with fuels in the forest, such as dry grass.
If you detonate fireworks or exploding targets without permission, you could receive a $600 fine. If you are found responsible for starting a wildfire, you could also be charged with the cost of fighting that fire.
Please contact your local forestry office to request permission to ignite fireworks.
Rocky Mountain House Forest Office: 403-845-8266
We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended.
- Never leave your campfire unattended! Always ensure it is properly extinguished when you are done with it. Soak it with water, stir it and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch.
Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.
Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smolder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.
Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.
If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.
- Follow these guidelines to build a safe campfire: wildfire.alberta.ca/prevention/campfire-safety
NEW WILDFIRE DASHBOARD
The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.
The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.
Download the Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more all on your mobile device.
Before heading out, please check albertafirebans.ca to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination.
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation