Lac La Biche Area Update

Lac La Biche Forest Area Update - May 1, 2021

Posted on Sat, May 01, 2021


The wildfire danger rating in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is HIGH in areas with dry grass and MODERATE elsewhere.


Fire Advisory - FB

A fire advisory is in effect for the Lac La Biche Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to dry grass hazard.

Under this advisory:

  • No new fire permits will be issued for non-essential heavy burning until the advisory is lifted
  • All other fire permits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis


  • 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

*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:

  1. a)   be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
  2. b)   have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
  3. c)   have on hand enough water to extinguish the fire.

Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

Extra caution should be exercised during windy conditions. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.


There are currently nine wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. One of these wildfires is being held and eight are under control. 

  • LWF-043: This wildfire is now classified as being held. It is located 2km East of Rich Lake. It is approximately 120 ha in size. There are 32 wildland firefighters and two helicopters responding to this wildfire. 

Since March 1, there have been 45 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, burning a total of 142.14 ha.  


Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 173 wildfires, burning a total of 942.83 ha.  

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




Did you know Alberta Wildfire just launched a brand new app to keep you up-to-date with the wildfire situation in the province?

Download the new app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and  bans across the province and much more.

The old app will be disabled in the next few weeks, so make sure to download the new one soon.

Available for Apple and Android.

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire!

For more information, please contact: 

Provincial Information Officer





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