Wildfire Update - September 5, 2020
The wildfire danger rating for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area is HIGH.
This wildfire is north west of Abraham Lake and is 0.5 hectares in size. Thanks to the hard work of firefighters, this wildfire is now classified as under control, and is not expected to grow past its established boundaries. Firefighters are still on site and continue to fight this wildfire, along with support from helicopters and airtankers as required.
The Fire Advisory remains in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area:
- Safe campfires are allowed.
- Existing fire permits remain valid.
- Fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
- Permits for fireworks and exploding targets will not be issued.
Off-highway vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again to ensure it is extinguished.
The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
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