Lac La Biche Area Update

Lac La Biche Forest Area - May 13, 2022

Posted on Fri, May 13, 2022


The fire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is MODERATE

Dry grass and vegetation is extremely flammable. Any spark or friction can cause a fast-moving wildfire under these conditions. Use caution when spending time in forested areas, especially on dry and windy days.

Report smoke or fire in the forest by calling 310-FIRE (3473).


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

There have been 72 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area so far this year. These wildfires have burned 197 hectares.

There are no wildfires of note in the Lac La Biche Forest Area at this time. A wildfire of note is determined to be of significant public interest and may pose a threat to public safety, communities or critical infrastructure.

There have been 202 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta so far this year. These wildfires have burned 447 hectares. 



Never leave your campfire unattended! Always ensure it is properly extinguished when you are done with it. Soak it with water, stir it and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch. 



Use caution when riding your off-highway vehicle in forested areas. Stop regularly to clean your hotspots. Dry grass and vegetation that accumulate near the exhaust, ignite and cause a wildfire when it falls to the ground. Carry firefighting equipment such as a small shovel, collapsible pail or fire extinguisher. 

Fire Permit Online


You can now request your fire permit online through a new online portal. During wildfire season, fire permits are required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, except for campfires.

Fire permits are free and help us track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a permit before burning, you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.

To request a fire permit online, visit the new portal. You will need a MyAlberta Digital ID to access the portal. Please note that you can still request your permit from the Lac La Biche forest office by calling 780-623-5388.

Wildfire Dashboard


The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.

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Download the Alberta Wildfire 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 all on your mobile device.

Available for Apple and Android.

Before heading out, please check to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination.

For more information please contact: 


Provincial Wildfire Information Officer



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