Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - Oct. 7, 2020

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2020

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Wildfire Update - October 7, 2020

The wildfire danger rating for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is VERY HIGH.

Fire Restriction

 

A fire restriction is now in place for portions of the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. The restriction applies to the east border of Jasper National Park and extends west to hwy 734 (Forestry Trunk Road)

Under a restriction:

Prohibited

  • wood campfires on public lands, including backcountry or random camping areas
  • fireworks and exploding targets (without written permission of a Forest Officer)

Allowed

  • safe wood campfires on private land and provincial campgrounds
    • should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to
      • be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire
      • have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving
      • have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas. Municipalities, parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
  • portable propane fire pits
  • gas or propane stoves and barbecues designed for cooking
  • indoor wood fire
  • open flame oil devices

*All appliances (such as barbecues, stoves, heaters and portable campfires) must be CSA approved or UL certified

The restriction will remain in place until conditions improve.

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Off-highway vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again to ensure it is extinguished.

The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for a map of the affected area.

For more information, please contact: 

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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