Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area - Wildfire Update - August 28, 2018

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

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Smoke in the air

  • Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia continues to remain in the province and Rocky Forest Area. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties as a result of smoke, please visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Visit the Alberta Air Quality Health Index for additional info. Visit www.firesmoke.ca to view the most current smoke forecast.
  • For more information on road conditions, please visit https://511.alberta.ca/map.html.


WILDFIRE SITUATION - Rocky Forest Area  |  August 28, 2018   |   10:30am

Skeleton Creek Wildfire (RWF-049)

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Snow on the ground this morning on the Skeleton Creek Wildfire

This wildfire is now listed as under control

The cause of this fire has been determined as lightning.

This wildfire is burning along Skeleton Creek approximately 2 km northwest of Scalp Creek Natural Area. The size of the wildfire is approximately 1,243 hectares.

Skeleton Creek Trail is now open. Hikers may see smoke in the area and we are now monitoring the wildfire using cameras, satellite and rotor wing patrols.

Porcupine Wildfire (RWF-045)

This wildfire is located in the Siffleur Wilderness Area, and is now listed as under control. The wildfire is approximately 1,884 hectares in size. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is working closely with Alberta Parks to manage this wildfire. This wildfire did not experience significant growth today. There are no values at risk from this wildfire.

  • Please note: the Siffleur Falls Trail has been re-opened up to the third set of falls within the Kootenay Ecological Reserve. The trail beyond that point remains closed due to proximity to the wildfire in the Siffleur Wilderness Area.

Rocky Forest Area Situation
  • Since March 1, 2018 there have been 55 wildfires in the Rocky Forest Area that have burned a total of 3,140.62 hectares.

Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 6 are being held, 9 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,175 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 58,523.93 hectares.

Alberta Emergency Alerts

  • Alberta Emergency Alerts provides you with critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what action you need to take. You can visit their website at http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/ or download the Alberta Emergency Alerts (AEA) app for Apple or Android to stay up to date and in the know.

 
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