The Chungo Gap area (as shown in blue on the map above) will be closed to the public for prescribed fire operations from June 2-8. (Supplied photo)

The Chungo Gap area (as shown in blue on the map above) will be closed to the public for prescribed fire operations from June 2-8. (Supplied photo)

Wildfire danger in Rocky Mountain House forest area ‘very high’

There is just one wildfire burning in the Rocky Mountain House forest area but the danger of a fire remains “very high.”

Officials are warning Albertans to use caution in the forested areas if they are doing any burning or having a campfire.

Since March 1, there have been 41 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, burning a total of 70.74 hectares.

From June 2-7, the Chungo Gap area is also closed to the public for prescribed fire operations. The area is expected to be open for the public again on June 8 depending on weather and fire conditions.

There are currently 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. Ten of these wildfires are under control and six have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1 there have been 452 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1039.37 ha.

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