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.
Under the Fire Restriction, the following is:
Wood fires on residential properties and in backcountry or random camping areas
Turkey fryers and tiki torches
Fireworks and exploding targets
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.
In the areas under the Fire Advisory, existing fire permits are suspended. No new fire permits will be issued.
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.
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