Wildfire Update - August 24, 2020
The wildfire danger rating for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is HIGH.
The Chungo Gap area which was closed for prescribed burn operations is now open to the public. Please use caution as smoke and flame may still be visible in the area. If conditions are favorable, the area may close again on short notice for additional prescribed burning.
If you have questions about the prescribed burn please contact the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area office at 403-845-8250.
The Fire Advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area:
- Safe campfires are allowed.
- Existing fire permits remain valid.
- Fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
- Permits for fireworks and exploding targets will not be issued.
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.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again to ensure it is extinguished.
The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for a map of the affected area.
For more information, please contact:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation