Rocky Mountain House Area Update

My Wild Alberta - High Wildfire Hazard

Posted on Fri, Aug 19, 2016



The wildfire hazard in the Rocky Forest Area is moderate to high
Capture.jpgIn the last 24 hours there have been three new wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

  • There are currently 10 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is being held, six are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible party. More information
  • Since April 1, 2016, Alberta has recorded 1,223 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 612,107.6 hectares.
  • Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources fighting wildfires or pre-positioned across the Forest Protection Area ready to fight new wildfires: 484 firefighters, 30 helicopters, and 16 airtankers 

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Fire Permits
Fire permits are required for any type of burning (except campfires) in the Forest Protection Area. By getting a fire permit and abiding by the fire permit conditions, you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of investigating the smoke in your backyard. 

Fire permits are free and can be obtained by calling your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office:

  • Fire permits are free and available at your local Agriculture and Forestry office.  
    Rocky Mountain House - 403.845.8272
    Drayton Valley - 780.542.6616
    Sundre - 403.638.3805
  • Please check the weather forecast and ensure the forecasted winds will be within the conditions on your permit before burning.


Firefighters need your help reporting and preventing wildfires. Did you know? 30% of wildfires each year are reported by Albertans.To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE.

More Information 

Download the Alberta Wildfire app on your Apple or Android device. You can also find us on Facebook,Twitter, Youtube or visit

Visit to learn more about current fire bans across the province.

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351

May the forest be with you





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