Lac La Biche Area Update

MODERATE Wildfire Danger - Lac La Biche Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 9, 2020

Posted on Sun, Aug 09, 2020


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

Precipitation this weekend has been less than expected, causing the wildfire danger rating to rise to MODERATE.

Given the windy conditions, please make sure your campfires are extinguished before you leave them.  Take the time to soak your fire, stir the ashes and soak it again.  Winds are notorious for bringing a smoldering fire back to life.

We haven't had any new wildfires so far today.

We have had 90 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 have a good day, sometimes you have a bad day!

Good days and bad days bear and deer

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire. 

For more information, please contact: 

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer





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