Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Wildfire Update - Explore Bighorn Backcountry

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015


Today's Wildfire Hazard
Recent rain and cooler temperatures has brought relief to the wildfire hazard in the Rocky Wildfire Management Area.


Rocky Wildfire Management Area Update
There is currently one lighning caused wildfire in the area which is under control at 0.50 hectares This is located approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Since April 1, 2015 there have been 85 wildfires which have burned 48 hectares.

Alberta Wildfire Update as of 10:00 am June 15th In the last 24 hours there have been five new wildfires.Alberta currently has 35 wildfires. One is out of control, six are being held, 26 are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible party. Since April 1, 2015, Alberta has recorded 886 wildfires that have burned a total of 92,143.66 hectares.

Expolore the Bighorn Backcountry
Alberta's Bighorn Backcountry is an area including more than 5000 square kilometres (1.2 million acres) of public lands east of the Banff and Jasper National Parks. Click here for information

Soak it, Stir it up and Soak it Again.
While enjoying your campfire this weekend please make sure your campfire is out. Soak it thoroughly, stir it up and then soak it thoroughly again until when holding your hand ABOVE the fire (never touch coals), you no longer feel heat. Click here to learn how you can prevent wildfires.

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area
Wildfire Management Branch
Forestry Division
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

May the forest be with you