Lac La Biche Area Update

MODERATE Wildfire Danger - Lac La Biche Forest Area Wildfire Update - Oct 7, 2020

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2020


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

Seasonal temperatures combined with wind are keeping the wildfire danger in the MODERATE zone.  At this time of year, standing grass is beginning to dry out or cure, increasing the risk of wildfire. 

We have had 101 wildfires this season in the Lac La Biche forest area.  

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

Wildfire Permits

Just a reminder that you need a permit for any wildfires, other than a campfire, until the official end of wildfire season on October 31.  Permits are free and available by calling 780-623-5388.

Attention Hunters

If you have a campfire, remember to extinguish it before you leave. Don't leave a campfire to burn out by itself. Gusty winds can spread embers and stir abandoned campfires back to life.  Take the time to soak it, stir the ashes and soak it again.

OHV Tips

As the grass starts to dry out in the fall, the danger from wildfires started by off-highway vehicles increases. 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.

OHV Poster

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire. Happy Thanksgiving.

For more information, please contact: 

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer





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