Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area Wildfire Update - October 24, 2022

Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2022


The wildfire danger in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is MODERATE but climbing to HIGH near the end of the week. 

Report smoke or fire in the forest by calling 310-FIRE (3473). 

Dry grass and fine fuels are still a concern and any spark, friction or hot exhaust can easily start a wildfire even when the temperatures are cooler. All campfires, regardless of their size, must be fully extinguished. 


RWF-038, Black Mountain Fire 

This wildfire was discovered on July 19 and is located 19 km west of Nordegg. It is classified as under control, at 480 hectares. 


Since January 1, there have been 75 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area which have burned 557 hectares. 

RWF075 was detected on October 20, 2022 and is classified as being held at 35 ha. The wildfire is approximately 10km east of Abraham Lake. The current wildfire behavior is smoldering surface fire. This wildfire is being closely monitored by wildfire operations personnel. No communities are at risk at this time. 


Since January 1, there have been 1220 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 153,061 hectares.

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A fire advisory is in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area.
Due to current and forecasted weather conditions a fire advisory is now in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. New permits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• Without a valid fire permit, any burning other than a campfire is prohibited 
• Safe wood campfires*
• Backyard fire pits
• Portable propane fire pits
• Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
a)  be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
b)  have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
c)  have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
d)  Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
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.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve. 




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The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.

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Download the Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more all on your mobile device.

Available for Apple and Android.

Before heading out, please check to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination. 

For more information contact:

Provincial Information Officer 



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