Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger MODERATE - Lac La Biche Forest Area - Sept 7

Posted on Fri, Sep 07, 2018

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The wildfire danger is LOW in the Lac La Biche Forest Area 

The weather is continuing cool and breezy, and the forecast includes some rain.  We expect the wildfire danger to fluctuate between LOW and MODERATE depending on the rain.

At this time of year the grass starts to dry out, increasing the wildfire danger.  Ditches, paths, pipeline clearances and other grassy areas dry out in the fall, leaving us with patches of flammable vegetation.  On fall days where the sun is shining and the wind is brisk, wildfires can start and spread quickly.

Hunters, berry pickers and late season campers - please take the time to put your campfires out before you leave them. Winds can stir up ashes and bring a campfire back to life.  Please remember: Soak it, stir the ashes, soak it again!


Lac La Biche Forest Area Update:

  • There were no new wildfires today.
  • The new wildfires we had this week were from people burning without a permit.  Remember, you need a permit to burn brush piles or other debris!  Permits are free and available by calling your local Alberta Wildfire office.
  • Since March 1, 2018, there have been 191 wildfires that have burnt a total of 16,336.43 hectares. 

Many areas of Alberta have fire restrictions and fire bans in place due to wildfire danger.  Please check albertafirebans.ca to see if you can have a campfire.

 

If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.

For more information on the wildfire situation across Alberta:

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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