The wildfire hazard is LOW in the forest area. Thanks for your co-operation during hunting season. We appreciate everyone putting out their campfires before leaving them.
If you're doing any winter burning, be mindful of the dry ground conditions accompanying the skimpy snow cover right now. Above seasonal average temperatures and winds have been helping to melt the snow that we received earlier in the season. It's possible that brush piles or windrows or other bigger scale burning projects will burn down into the ground. Using metal rods to probe the ground will help you determine if you fire is out or if it's still smouldering deeper underground.
We have crews working in the forest area; some crews are working on FireSmart projects and others are examining areas for potential threat from Mountain Pine Beetle.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Alberta Wildfire. Thanks for a very good year with fewer than average human caused wildfires in the Lac La Biche forest area!
For more information, please contact:
Wildfire Information Officer