Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT - June 2, 2019

Posted on Sun, Jun 02, 2019

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The wildfire danger level in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is HIGH. A FIRE RESTRICTION remains in place for portions of the Rocky Forest Area, while a FIRE ADVISORY remains in place for the remainder of the area. For more details on the areas covered, please visit albertafirebans.ca

 

CURRENT WILDFIRE SITUATION

Wildfire RWF-028 is currently burning approximately 12 km north of Panther Corners. This wildfire is classified as out of control and is estimated to be 4 hectares in size. Firefighters and aircraft are making good progress on this wildfire. Currently there is no threat to any communities.

Firefighters and heavy equipment will continue to work through the night. 

 

 

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Under the Fire Restriction, the following is:

Prohibited
Wood fires on residential properties and in backcountry or random camping areas
Charcoal briquettes
Turkey fryers and tiki torches
Fireworks and exploding targets

Allowed
Campfires in fire rings in designated campgrounds
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues designed for cooking
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

*All appliances (such as barbecues, stoves, heaters and portable campfires) must be CSA approved or UL certified

The Fire Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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Fire Advisory

In the areas under the Fire Advisory, existing fire permits are suspended. No new fire permits will be issued.

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 21 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area burning a total of 16.83 hectares.  Click here to view the Alberta Wildfire Status Map. 


Wildfire Information Officer

1-866-394-3473

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca