Fire advisory issued for Rocky Forest Area

By rdnewsNOW staff
August 30, 2017 - 6:28am

A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to current and forecasted weather conditions.

Under this advisory, all existing permits will be cancelled and no new permits will be issued.

Prohibited are any burning fires other than a campfire.

Allowed are:

- Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings) or random camping areas
- Charcoal briquettes
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

Officials also remind you to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.

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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