Lac La Biche Area Update

Lac La Biche Forest Area - September 24, 2022

Posted on Sat, Sep 24, 2022

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The fire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is VERY HIGH

Report smoke or fire in the forest by calling 310-FIRE (3473)


WILDFIRE SITUATION
 
There are currently two wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area and are classified as under control. These wildfires are all under control and do not threaten any communities. To view these wildfires on a map, visit the Wildfire Dashboard.
 
Since January 1, 2022 in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, there have been 179 wildfires that have burned 2,221 hectares. 
 
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE INFORMATION 
 
Since January 1, 2022 there have been 1,124 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned 144, 919 hectares.

Alberta Fire Bans 2022

CAMPFIRE SAFETY

We urge everyone to use caution when having campfires. Never leave your campfire unattended and always ensure your campfire is properly extinguished when you are done with it. Soak it with water, stir it and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch.

Steps to help keep your campfire safe:

  • Be sure to use a fire ring or fire pit, this will limit the chance of the fire spreading
  • Ensure your fire is sheltered from wind and in a level place
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby in case the fire gets out of control
  • When putting out your fire, always remember to soak it, stir it and soak it again.
For more information on how to build a safe campfire: wildfire.alberta.ca/prevention/campfire-safety  

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OHV SAFETY

Use caution when riding your off-highway vehicle in forested areas. 

  • Exhaust systems heat up to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees Celsius; hot enough to fry an egg and start a wildfire.

  • At these temperatures, built up materials and debris on your machine (such as grass, muskeg, moss, or other debris) can heat up, smoulder and ignite.

  • The smouldering debris can drop to the ground as you’re riding, starting a wildfire.


Report wildfires 2022

WILDFIRE DASHBOARD

The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.


WILDFIRE INFORMATION

Download the 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 all on your mobile device.

Available for Apple and Android.

Before heading out, please check albertafirebans.ca to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination.


For more information please contact: 

 

Provincial Wildfire Information Officer

780-420-1968

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca

 

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