Lac La Biche Area Update

Continuing HIGH Wildfire Danger - Lac La Biche Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 1, 2020

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2020


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

Warmer weather, the absence of daily precipitation and the threat from lightning is keeping the wildfire danger at HIGH.  With warm dry days in the forecast we anticipate the hazard will remain HIGH as the ground, grass and other fine fuels continue to dry out.

As we head into the August long weekend, please keep wildfire safety top of mind. Visit for information on fire advisories, restrictions or bans in your area. If you see smoke or fire in the forest, call 310-FIRE.

We have not had any new wildfires so far today.

We have had 86 wildfires this season in the Lac La Biche forest area.

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

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 just need to wallow! These guys maintain a pretty firesmart environment.


Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire. 

For more information, please contact: 

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer





Social Media:

Join the conversation onfacebook.jpgtwitter.jpginstagram.jpg