Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - June 4, 2019

Posted on Tue, Jun 04, 2019

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The wildfire danger level in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is now MODERATE. The FIRE RESTRICTION and FIRE ADVISORY have been removed for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. 

For more information, please visit albertafirebans.ca

PERMITS REQUIRED

Fire permits are required for all burning (excluding campfires) in the Forest Protection Area during the wildfire season - March 1 to October 31. Permits are free, and available through your local Forestry office:

Rocky Mountain House 403-845-8272

If you have any questions about proper burning procedures, visit wildfire.alberta.ca or phone 310-0000.

 

CURRENT WILDFIRE SITUATION

Wildfire RWF-028 is located approximately 12 km north of Panther Corners is now under control. This wildfire is now classified as under control and is estimated to be 6 hectares in size, it is completely contained and will be extinguished.

Firefighters will continue to work on extinguishing any hot spots.

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Remember that safe burning practices are always in season. If you are heading out in the forested areas of the province and you have a campfire, soak the ashes, stir them, and soak them again until they are cool to the touch. 

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Rocky Forest Area Wildfire Update

 

Since March 1, 2019 there have been 21 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area burning a total of 18.91 hectares.  Click here to view the Alberta Wildfire Status Map.

 

Provincial Summary - June 4

There are currently 21 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area. 8 are out of control, 3 are being held, 6 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1, there have been 549 wildfires that have burned 666,582.59 hectares in the Forest Protection Area.

 

Wildfire Information Officer

1-866-394-3473

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca

 
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