The fire danger is Extreme in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, due to continued hot and dry conditions. Please use caution in the forested areas and always extinguish your campfire. Soak it, stir it and soak it again. Please report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.
LAC LA BICHE WILDFIRE UPDATE| AS OF JULY 16, 2021 AT 8:00 PM
There are five active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. Of these fires, two are Out of Control (OC), one is Being Held (BH) and two are Under Control (UC). Since March 1st there have been 164 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, with a total of 928 hectares burned.
Wildfires of note:
Fire LWF164 is classified as Out of Control (OC) at 150 hectares. This fire is located in the Egg Lake area. The fire is being monitored by firefighters and poses no threat to any communities or homes at this time.
Fire LWF154 is classified as Out of Control (OC) at 125 hectares. This fire is approximately 1.6 km west of Highway 881 and approximately 15 km to the northwest of Janvier. There remains no threat to the community at this time.
A fire break, known as a dozer guard has been completed around the fire perimeter. Not only does this create a fire guard but it also allows firefighters to gain access to the fire perimeter. There are 64 firefighters, eight support staff, two pieces of heavy equipment, and five helicopters working on this fire
Fire LWF152 is classified as Being Held (BH) at 80 hectares. This fire is located less than a kilometre west of Highway 63 in the House River area. There is 49 firefighters, six support staff, and five helicopters working on this fire.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 16, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 905 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 25, 727 hectares.
FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT | AS OF JUNE 29, 2021
A Fire Restriction is in effect for the Lac La Biche Forest Area due to hot and dry conditions. The Fire Restriction will remain until conditions improve.
Under this restriction:
- Existing fire permits are suspended;
- All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;
- Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.
- Wood campfires on public land
- Fireworks and exploding targets
- Wood campfires on private land
- Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring
- Backyard fire pits on private land
- Charcoal briquette barbeques
- Propane or natural gas fueled appliances
- Indoor wood fires
- Open flame oil devices
Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
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.
Download the new Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android.
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 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., please contact:
Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation