Lac La Biche Area Update

Lac La Biche Forest Area Update - June 3, 2021

Posted on Thu, Jun 03, 2021


The wildfire danger rating in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is now VERY HIGH.

ATV's can cause wildfires. An off-highway vehicle exhaust 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.
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

Fire Advisory - FB


A fire advisory is in effect for the Lac La Biche Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to forecasted elevated temperatures, dry conditions and gusty winds.

Under this advisory:
Existing fire permits are still valid, but please be sure to review your permit conditions prior to burning.
No new fire permits will be issued for non-essential heavy burning, all other fire permits will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.


There are currently two wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. Both of these wildfires are under control.

Since March 1, there have been 112 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area, burning a total of 182.13 ha.

The Lac La Biche Forest Area has a number of wildland firefighting crews, helicopters and various pieces of heavy equipment available to fight any wildfires that may occur.


Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 452 wildfires, burning a total of 1,039.16 ha.  

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

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If you are operating an off-highway vehicle, remember to stop often and check hotspots. Exhaust systems can heat up in excess of 204 degrees, hot enough to fry an egg and start a wildfire. 



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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