The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is very high.
LAC LA BICHE WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are five active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. One of these wildfires is out of control, two are being held and two are under control.
Being held means under the current weather conditions and with the firefighting efforts that have been applied, the wildfire is not expected to grow past predetermined boundaries.
LWF-184 is out of control at 150 hectares (ha) in size. It is located one km west of Hwy 63. Firefighters are currently working on this wildfire with the support of three helicopters and airtankers.
LWF-186 is being held at 0.5 ha in size. It is burning north of Logan Lake and is not threatening communities or infrastructure at this time.
LWF-187 is 0.9 ha in size. It is burning one km west of Marie Lake and is not threatening communities or infrastructure at this time.
Since March 1st there have been 187 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, burning a total of 1,092 ha of forest.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 1,101 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,541 ha.
If you are operating an off-highway vehicle, remember to stop often and check your hotspots. An off-highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 Celsius, causing debris caught near the exhaust to become superheated. This debris can potentially start a wildfire when it falls to the ground.
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We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended. Before leaving, be sure to soak your campfire, stir it and soak it again.
For more information please contact:
Provincial Wildfire Information Officer
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