Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger MODERATE for Lac La Biche Forest Area - June 6, 2019

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2019

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The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is MODERATE. 

The fire ban and quad restriction have been lifted for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. For changes to the Fire Ban and OHV Restriction in the rest of the Forest Protection Area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.   

We saw some precipitation across the area on Thursday and Friday.  The forecast for the weekend is for cooler temperatures, little chance of further precipitation and winds from the northwest at 20 gusting 40 km/hr. The cooler temperatures will help keep the wildfire danger at bay however the strong and gusty winds won't take too long to dry out the forest again.  Conditions on the east side of our forest area are drier and likely more volatile than the west side.

Fire permits are reinstated.  Be sure to follow the conditions on the back of your permits. No burning with winds greater than 15 km/hr.

Current Situation 

We didn't have any new wildfires today.

So far this season we've had 118 wildfires in the area.

We have 14 crews, 2 helicopters, and the airtankers on hand to fight wildfires tomorrow.

Other Fires of Note

Alberta Wildfire is helping with a wildfire outside of the Forest Protection Area in the MD of Bonnyville, west of Moose Lake. This fire is now under control.  For more information please contact the MD of Bonnyville at 780-826-3171 or visit md.bonnyville.ab.ca for a link to their facebook page.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  5 are out of control, 4 are being held, 5 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 555 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 669,210 hectares.
  • Firefighters from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, NWT, PEI, Newfoundland, Parks Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Montana and Oregon are all in Alberta, assisting with firefighting efforts.  Thanks Everyone!

If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

Your next update will be on Thursday, June 13 unless conditions change in the meantime.

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.  For more information, contact:

 Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer

780-623-9758

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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