Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Update - May 11, 2024

Posted on Sat, May 11, 2024


The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is now VERY HIGH.

Forest fuels have dried out due to the dry, warm weather which mean there is now a wildfire hazard. Under these conditions, a wildfire can start easily and spread quickly. 

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

Stay informed on fire restrictions and fire bans in your area by checking


Wildfire prevention

We all have a role to play in preventing wildfires. Make sure to do your part.

When riding an off-highway vehicle, stop frequently to check your hotspots for build-up of debris. Debris from your machine can smoulder and drop to the ground while you're riding, which can start a wildfire. Ensure that you are always carrying firefighting equipment such as a shovel, extinguisher and bucket when you ride.

If you are planning to have a campfire, do so safely and remember to properly extinguish it when you are done. Soak the ashes, stir them, and soak them again until they are cool to the touch. Never leave your campfire unattended.

Wildfire update

Since January 1, 2024, there have been 12 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, which have burned 3.61 hectares. All of these wildfires have been extinguished. 

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

2024 seasonal recruitment

Now hiring

Are you interested in joining the Alberta Wildfire team this summer? A variety of positions are still available for the 2024 wildfire season. Apply today through the Alberta Jobs portal



Your actions today can minimize wildfire damage to your home and property tomorrow. Visit the new FireSmart Alberta site to learn how you can reduce the risk and negative impact of wildfire to your home, neighbourhood and community.

To learn more on how you can protect your home and structures from wildfire, download the Farm and Acreage FireSmart magazine.

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