Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - Moderate - July 28, 2017

Posted on Fri, Jul 28, 2017

 

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The wildfire hazard in the Rocky Forest Area (RFA) is MODERATE.
Click here for Wildfire Hazard across Alberta

Wildfire Situation
The Rocky Forest Area currently has two wildfires. RWF-32, west of Nordegg, is Under Control at 6.6 hectares and RWF-40, north of Nordegg is Under Control at 0.25 hectares.

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There are currently 12 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is out of control, four are being held, five are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible parties. Click here for details.

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 has drifted into the Rocky Forest Area. If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties as a result of the smoke, please visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811. Find out the latest smoke update by visiting www.firesmoke.ca

 

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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