Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 9 @ 6:00 pm

Posted on Sat, Sep 09, 2017

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LOCAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

Rocky Wildfire 68: Our firefighters made great progress today and the wildfire is now classified as being held. Being held means that under current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries. Our firefighters continue their efforts to get this wildfire under control as quickly as possible.  Click here for map of RWF-068

The Bighorn Wildfire Complex

These wildfires received a fair amount of rain today which will help suppression efforts.

RWF-062 in the Coral Creek valley is being held at approximately 653 hectares,
RWF-063 near Canary Mountain is being held at approximately 463 hectares, and
RWF-065 near Crescent Falls is being held at approximately 67 hectares. 

There are a total of 57 firefighters and support staff, 5 helicopters and several pieces of heavy equipment currently fighting these wildfires in the Bighorn Wildfire Complex RCX-001.

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Revised Trail closure information:
Coral Creek valley, White Rabbit Trail/Hummingbird, and the area adjacent to Crescent Falls remain closed to the public to provide locations for firefighting operations.

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Joan Simonton
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 780.712.5846

May the forest be with you