Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Fire Restriction Lifted

Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

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FIRE RESTRICTION LIFTED 

The Fire Restriction has been lifted in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area (RMHFA) as of 6:00 p.m. Wednesday September 13, 2017.  Thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.

Fire Permits

  • A fire permit is required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires.
  • To obtain your free fire permit, please call the Rocky Forest Area permit line at (403) 845-8581.

LOCAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

The Rocky Forest Area has received a significant amount of moisture over the past few days. Click here to see a map of precipitation received over the past 24 hours.

Rocky Wildfire 68

This wildfire west of Burnstick Lake is now classified as being held. Being held means that under current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries. Our firefighters continue their efforts to get this wildfire under control as quickly as possible. There are 33 firefighters, 1 airtanker, 2 helicopters and several pieces of heavy equipment working on this wildfire. Click here for map of RWF-068

The Bighorn Wildfire Complex

RWF-062 in the Coral Creek valley is being held at approximately 842 hectares,
RWF-063 near Canary Mountain is being held at approximately 628 hectares, and 
RWF-065 near Crescent Falls is now classified as under controlThis means that this wildfire is completely contained and will be extinguished.

Trail closure information:

  • Coral Creek valley and White Rabbit Trail/Hummingbird area remain closed to the public to provide locations for firefighting operations. 

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Joan Simonton
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 780.712.5846

May the forest be with you

 
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