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.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOREST AREA UPDATE
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.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since January 1, there have been 1220 wildfires in Alberta which have burned 153,061 hectares.
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
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NEW WILDFIRE DASHBOARD
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.
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.
Before heading out, please check albertafirebans.ca 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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