The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is EXTREME. Temperatures will continue to rise, and the relative humidity will drop over the weekend creating cross-over conditions. These conditions can cause fire to spread easily and quickly.
The was lightning in the region today. Crews will be patrolling in aircraft, searching for any new wildfire starts that may have occurred as a result.
A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction has been issued in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta for most of central and northern Alberta, including the Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche, Slave Lake, Peace River, High Level, Grande Prairie, Whitecourt Forest Areas, as well as the majority of the Edson Forest Area.
All fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.
LWF-110 is being held at 3 hectares in size. This wildfire is located on the east side of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, 2 kilometres southeast of Tamarack Lake. Firefighters and helicopters are working on this fire.
LWF-107 is now under control at 38 hectares in size. This wildfire is located 14 kilometres southwest of the town of Conklin.
LWF-099 is under control at 33.67 hectares.
The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
What is an OHV?
The OHV restriction does not apply to private land or agriculture, institutional (educational), commercial/ industrial, emergency response or Indigenous peoples who use OHV for traditional use.
To view a map of the Fire Ban/OHV Restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca
Fire lookouts are on high alert constantly watching for smoke and firefighters in helicopters, various pieces of heavy equipment and air tankers are ready to respond to any new wildfires that may start.
“Windy conditions, along with continued warm and dry weather in northern Alberta, have increased the risk of wildfire throughout the area. This fire ban will ensure the safety of Albertans and their communities as well as protecting our forests by reducing that risk.”
Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE!
For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta
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