Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger HIGH for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 23, 2019

Posted on Tue, Jul 23, 2019


The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is HIGH. 

We are expecting hot, dry and windy conditions again tomorrow, with the chance of lighting, thunderstorms and rain later in the day.  There is rain in the forecast for Thursday as well.

Current Situation 

There are currently 2 active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Area.  LWF123 from earlier in the season is on patrol status, and LWF 136 from last night is being held at about 15 hectares.  Ground crews supported by a helicopter bucketing, worked on this fire all day and will continue to work into the evening.

So far this season we've had 136 wildfires in the area.

We have 8 crews, 7 helicopters, the airtankers, and one dozer group on hand to fight wildfires.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 42 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 3 are out of control, 17 are being held, 16 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 828 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 838,793 hectares.
  • Firefighters from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada and the United States are working on wildfires in the Province.

It's lightning season.  Help us get the jump on these fires early, before they have a chance to get too big.  If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.


If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta


Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.  For more information, contact:

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer