Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area Update - March 03, 2020

Posted on Tue, Mar 03, 2020



Wildfire Season started March 1st.
Starting March 1st fire permits are required for any type of burning (excluding campfires) in the Forest Protection Area



Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished before you leave your site. Remember to soak it, stir it and soak it again. If you can still feel heat coming from the ashes it is not extinguished.

Debris falling from off-highway vehicles can start wildfires. Exhaust systems can heat up to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees - hot enough to fry an egg. Remember to stop frequently and take the time to knock debris from your machine's hotspots. If debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to ensure it's out.  


Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Information Officer
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.0521

May the forest be with you


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