The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is VERY HIGH.
LAC LA BICHE WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are three active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. One of these wildfires is out of control and two are under control.
LWF-184 is out of control at 500 hectares (ha) in size. It is located one km west of Hwy 63. Firefighters are currently working on this wildfire with the support of four helicopters and heavy equipment.
LWF-152 is under control at 86.40 ha in size.
LWF-154 is under control at 125 ha in size.
Since March 1st there have been 189 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, burning a total of 1,441 ha of forest.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 1,116 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,888 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.
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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 Wildfire Information Officer
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- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
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- Emergency Preparation