With the return of warmer weather the wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area has climbed to High and a Fire Advisory remains in effect. Please report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473) or #FIRE on your cell phone.
LAC LA BICHE WILDFIRE UPDATE| AS OF JULY 26, 2021 AT 4:30 PM
There are five active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. Of these fires, one is Being Held (BH) and four 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 166 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, with a total of 930 hectares burned.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 26, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 944 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 48,059 hectares.
There is smoke drifting into the Forest Area from fires burning in British Columbia and 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:
Provincial Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation