Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT - May 10, 2019

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2019

Fire Advisory

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The wildfire danger level in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is now MODERATE to HIGH, as conditions in the area dry up with warmer temperatures. The fire hazard is expected to increase to HIGH in the coming days as weather and fuel conditions change. As a result, the Rocky Forest Area is now under a FIRE ADVISORY

Existing fire permits remain valid (subject to suspension or cancellation). New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
 
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings), backyards, or random camping areas
Charcoal briquettes
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
 
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.
 
The FIRE ADVISORY will remain in effect until conditions improve. 

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 7 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area burning a total of 9.42 hectares. These fires have all been extinguished. Click here to view the Alberta Wildfire Status Map. 


Wildfire Information Officer

780-420-1968

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca