WILDFIRE SITUATION - Rocky Forest Area | November 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm
The 2018 Wildfire Season in Alberta is now over.
The wildfire danger rating is LOW but please continue to use caution when using off-highway vehicles and warming fires. Clear dead grass from your OHV and put out your campfire by soaking and stirring it. A fire that is not properly extinguished can smoulder until spring and surface as a wildfire when conditions are right. Safe burning practices are always in season.Rocky Forest Area Situation
- Since March 1, there have been 57 wildfires in the Rocky Forest Area that have burned a total of 2,880.65 hectares.
- There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 8 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,288 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 59,779.25 hectares.
Are you interested in becoming a wildland firefighter for the 2019 season? Find out more here. Application deadline is November 30, 2018.
Remember to check your hot spots if you're operating an OHV. Debris tends to get built up on areas including the exhaust, muffler, in wheel wells, on the engine and manifold. Help reduce the number of human-caused wildfires by stopping often and checking hot spots.
Wildfire Information Officer