Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - Fire Advisory Lifted - July 11, 2017

Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

GFX-HSB-WildfireDangerUpdate-Low.jpgRecent rain across the Rocky Forest Area (RFA) reduced the wildfire hazard to LOW.
Click here for Wildfire Hazard across Alberta

The Fire Advisory has been lifted for the RFA effective immediately July 11, 2017.
Find the most current information on Fire Advisories/Restrictions/Bans throughout the province at AlbertaFireBans.ca.

SMOKE IN THE AIR
Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia is drifting into the Rocky Forest Area. Check current smoke forecasts here. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties as a result of the smoke, please visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811

Wildfire Situation
There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 6 are being held, 7 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties. Click here for details.

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Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave your site. Remember to soak it, stir it and soak it again. If you can still feel heat coming from the ashes it is not extinguished.

Debris falling from off-highway vehicles can start wildfires. Exhaust systems can heat up to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees - hot enough to fry an egg. Remember to stop frequently and take the time to knock debris from your machine's hotspots. If debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to ensure it's out.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

May the forest be with you