Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Wildfire Update May 16 - Prescribed Fire

Posted on Wed, May 16, 2018

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Ignition operations on the Hummingbird prescribed fire have now been suspended. Approximately 200 hectares were burned over two days. Operations will recommence when conditions are favorable 
The area is now open to the public

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FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, a Fire Advisory is in place for the Rocky Forest Area starting May 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. For more information: Alberta Firebans. The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Preventing wildfires is a shared responsibility

The wildfire danger remains VERY HIGH in the Rocky Forest Area. 
Click here for provincial fire danger map

Preventing wildfires is a shared responsibility

Remember to be diligent if you are operating OHVs in grassy areas, and please do not throw cigarette butts.

Ride debris free! An off-highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smouldering and fall to the ground as you drive away. You can help prevent a wildfire by stopping frequently to remove any build-up of debris from the hot spots on your machine.

Make sure it's out! A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.

Provincial Wildfire Situation

- There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 3 wildfires are being held, 9 wildfires are under control and 10 wildfires have been turned over to the responsible parties.

- 2 of the wildfires classified as under control are those that were actioned prior to the current wildfire season and are still being monitored.

- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 290 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 1,261.42 hectares.

Safe campfire


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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351
May the Forest be with you