Wildfire Update - July 2, 2020
The wildfire danger rating for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is LOW due to recent rain. There are currently no wildfires burning in the area.
Since March 1, there have been 30 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning 14.22 hectares. All of these wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 342 wildfires burning a total of 922.20 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
Fire advisory in effect
A fire advisory is in effect for the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. This fire advisory will reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, while allowing Albertans to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.
- safe wood campfires
- backyard fire pits
- charcoal briquette barbecues
- use of propane, natural gas or powered appliance
- catalytic or infrared-style heaters
- safe burning with a fire permit
- recreational off-highway vehicle use
- burning (excluding campfires) without a permit
- unattended or unsafe campfires
Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area. Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for information.
In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire. Please note that fire permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory. To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.
Please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for a map of the affected area.
For more information, please contact:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation