Lac La Biche Area Update

HIGH/MODERATE Wildfire Danger - Lac La Biche Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 7, 2020

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2020

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The wildfire danger rating in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is MODERATE on the west side of the forest area and HIGH on the east side of the area. 

Scattered precipitation and overnight thundershowers are helping keep the wildfire danger at MODERATE on the west side, but areas on the east side, that received no rain and are under clear skies this morning, are under HIGH wildfire danger.

We haven't had any new wildfires so far today.

We have had 90 wildfires this season in the Lac La Biche forest area.

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

OHV Tips

If you choose to drive an off-highway vehicle in Alberta’s forested areas please remember:

  • OHV exhausts can get very hot, reaching 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.
  • It is crucial for Albertans to stop and check OHVs and the ground for any debris that may have fallen.
  • Before you ride, clean any debris that has built up near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine.
  • Always carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.

Sometimes you have a good day, sometimes you have a bad day!

Good days and bad days bear and deer

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire. 

For more information, please contact: 

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer

780-623-9758



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