Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Rocky Forest Area - Wildfire Update August 5

Posted on Sun, Aug 05, 2018


NOTE: Due to a server issue, the status map on the Alberta Wildfire App is not updating. Please use the wildfire status map on the Alberta Wildfire webpage for current locations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to resolve the issue.


The wildfire danger is MODERATE across the Rocky Forest Area

WILDFIRE SITUATION  |  August 5, 2018   |   6:30pm 

Rocky Forest Area

  • RWF-045: This wildfire is located in the Siffleur Wilderness Area. The wildfire is approximately 590 hectares in size. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is working closely with Alberta Parks to manage this wildfire. This map indicates the current location of the wildfire and the containment boundary for growth.

  • Please note the Kootenay Ecological Reserve and Siffleur Wilderness Area are CLOSED due to proximity to the wildfire. The Siffleur Falls trailhead and staging area are OPEN to the public. Public access is limited to the footbridge on the trail. Please visit Alberta Parks for alternative trail options.


  • Since March 1, 2018 there have been 48 fires in the Rocky Forest Area that have burned a total of 578.57 hectares.

Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 25 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 10 are being held, 12 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1055 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 49,712.69 hectares. 

If you're having a campfire remember to fully extinguish it. Soak the ashes, stir them and soak them again.
Download AlbertaFireBans for the latest up-to-date information on fire bans across the province. Download the mobile app today for apple and android.  

Melissa Crawford
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 780.289.6560
May the Forest be with you



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