Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Prescribed and Wildfire Update May 21

Posted on Thu, May 21, 2015

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The wildfire hazard has risen to HIGH in the Rocky wildfire management area. The fire hazard is expected to continue to increase in the coming week with warm, dry weather forecasted. 

Click here for wildfire hazard map for May 21

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Prescribed fire operations in the South Idlewilde yesterday resulted in 71 hectares burned
Pending favorable weather conditions prescribed fire operations will be conducted in either the Hummingbird or Upper Clearwater tomorrow Friday May 22.
These areas will be closed to the public during operation.
Learn more about prescribed fires.

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Due to the forecasted warm and dry weather the fire advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Wildfire Management Area. 

FIRE PERMITS - Due to dry and windy conditions, fire permits have been suspended and no new permits will be issued until conditions allow.

Safe campfires are currently allowed, but may be restricted in the coming days if conditions worsen.

Check www.albertafirebans.ca for up-to-date advisories, restrictions and bans in surrounding areas.

Click here for Online Bulletin:Fire restrictions in place for much of northwest Alberta.

Click here to learn more about the Fire Ban system

Provincial wildfire situation: As of 10 am Alberta had 18 active wildfires. One is out of control, two are being held, 12 are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible party. Since April 1, 2015, Alberta has recorded 574 wildfires that have burned a total of 2285.39 hectares.

Rocky Wildfire Situation: Since April 1 ESRD has extinguished 59 human caused wildfires in the Rocky WMA which have burned 28.60 hectares

May the Forest be with you

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Ranger / Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area
403.845.8351