The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is now moderate. The current weather conditions continue to aid firefighting efforts. Please report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.
LAC LA BICHE WILDFIRE UPDATE| AS OF JULY 20, 2021 AT 2:00 PM
There are five active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. Of these fires, three are Being Held (BH) and two are Under Control (UC). Being Held means given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.
Since March 1st there have been 164 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, with a total of 929 hectares burned.
Wildfires of note:
Fire LWF164 is classified as Being Held (BH) at 150 hectares. This fire is located in the Egg Lake area. This fire is being monitored by firefighters and poses no threat to any communities or homes at this time.
Fire LWF154 is classified as Being Held (BH) at 125 hectares. This fire is approximately 1.6 km west of Highway 881 and approximately 15 km to the northwest of Janvier. There remains no threat to the community at this time. There are 36 firefighters and six helicopters working on this fire.
Fire LWF152 is classified as Being Held (BH) at 83 hectares. This fire is located less than a kilometre west of Highway 63 in the House River area. There are 43 firefighters and three helicopters working on this fire.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 19, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 918 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 47,836 hectares.
There is smoke drifting into the Forest Area from fires burning in Saskatchewan. If you have smoke related health issues please talk to your doctor or call Alberta Health Link at 811. To see a smoke forecast map please click here.
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
A fire advisory is in effect for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. All active fire permits are reinstated.
Under this advisory:
- Current fire permits remain active;
- New fire permits will not be issued for non-essential burning, with the exception of seasonal fire permits.
Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
- Safe wood campfires
- Backyard fire pits
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
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:
Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer
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