Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Prescribed and Wildfire update - May 19

Posted on Tue, May 19, 2015



The wildfire hazard is currently moderate in the Rocky wildfire management area due to recent rain and cooler temperatures.The fire hazard is expected to increase in the coming week with warm, dry weather forecasted. Dry conditions continue to linger in the forest, causing the grass and other surface fuels to remain flammable. 


  • Prescribed fire operations will recommence in the South Idlewilde tomorrow May 20 and continue thursday.
  • Pending favorable weather conditions prescribed fire operations will recommence in the Hummingbird on friday May 22.
  • These areas will be closed to the public during operations
Learn more about prescribed firesProposed_Prescribed_Fires_40_mil_S_Idlewilde__mar15
Due to the forecasted warm and dry weather the fire advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Wildfire Management Area. 

FIRE PERMITS - Due to dry and windy conditions, fire permits have been suspended and no new permits will be issued until conditions allow.

Safe campfires are currently allowed, but may be restricted in the coming days if conditions worsen.

Check for up-to-date advisories, restrictions and bans in surrounding areas.

Click here to learn more about the Fire Ban system

Provincial Wildfire Situation
In the last 24 hours there have been 85 new wildfires.
Alberta currently has 16 wildfires. 12 are under control and four have been turned over to the responsible party. 

Rocky Wildfire Situation
Since April1 ESRD has extinguished 56 human caused wildfires in the Rocky WMA. During the may long weekend ESRD extinguished 17 abandioned campfires. 


Theo, Owen, Rob & Steph of Rocky Helitack-01 want to remind you to Soak it, Stir it and Soak it again.

May the Forest be with you.

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Ranger / Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area