Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - December 5, 2023

Posted on Tue, Dec 05, 2023


The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is LOW. 

Wildfires can still start in cooler weather, especially in dry and windy conditions. Always use caution in forested areas. 

Report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).



Fire permits are no longer required in the Forest Protection Area, but you are still responsible for any burning project that you take on.

Holdover fires are likely to occur this year due to dry conditions. A fire lit in the winter and left smouldering can burn under the snow and into the ground all winter long. Under the right conditions, these fires can re-emerge in the spring as wildfires. To prevent spring wildfires, check your winter burn sites frequently and ensure that all fires are completely extinguished.

Wait until there are at least 15 cm of snow on the ground before burning and follow our safe burning guidelines


Since January 1, 2023, there have been 81 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 120,935 hectares (ha). 

There are currently two wildfires burning in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. They are both under control. 

Since January 1, there have been 1,121 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 2,211,963 hectares.

For more information on the current wildfire situation, visit Alberta Wildfire Status. 

Provincial Information Officer

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