Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT - June 3, 2019

Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2019

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The wildfire danger level in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area remains 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 located approximately 12 km north of Panther Corners. This wildfire is now classified as being held and is estimated to be 6.5 hectares in size. Given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.

Firefighters will continue to work throughout the day on this wildfire. 

 

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FIRE RESTRICTION remains in place for portions of the Rocky Forest Area. 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 19.33 hectares.  Click here to view the Alberta Wildfire Status Map.

 

Wildfire Information Officer

1-866-394-3473

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca