The wildfire danger rating in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is now VERY HIGH.
A fire advisory is in effect for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. Off-highway vehicles are not restricted at this time.
Under this advisory:
- No new fire permits will be issued for non-essential burning.
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
- Safe wood campfires *
- Backyard fire pits
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
There are currently no wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area.
Since March 1, there have been 124 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, burning a total of 184 hectares (ha).
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently 11 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta (FPA). Two are out of control, one is being held, and eight of these wildfires are under control.
Since March 1, there have been 581 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1,576 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.
NEW ALBERTA WILDFIRE APP
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.
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 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