UPDATE: Alberta Highway 40 fully reopens following RV fire in Bighorn County

Bighorn County, Alberta – Cochrane RCMP advise that Highway 40 has now fully re-opened.

Shortly prior to 9 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2021 Cochrane RCMP responded to the call of the structure fire.

The structure involved in the fire was a fifth wheel recreational vehicle that was parked on a commercial property approximately four kilometers west of Waiparous.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Cochrane RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area just prior to 9 a.m. Anyone with information related to this incident are being asked to please contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Cochrane RCMP


Bighorn County, Alta. – Cochrane RCMP advise that one lane of traffic with alternating traffic flow has re-opened on Highway 40.

Motorists should expect traffic delays when in the area.

An update will be provided when more information is known.


Bighorn County, Alberta – Cochrane RCMP have responded to a report of a structure fire on Highway 40 approximately 4 kilometers west of Waiparous Village, Alta.

Fire Services have also responded.

Currently Highway 40 in the area is closed to allow Fires Services to combat the blaze.

(File Photo) Firefighter

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and to be aware of emergency personnel on the highway who will be directing and diverting traffic.

No further information is available at this time.

Cochrane RCMP

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