Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 24, 2019

Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2019


The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area is LOW. 

Rain today, as well as precipitation in the forecast for the weekend, has lowered our wildfire danger to LOW for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. 

Your next update will be on Thursday, August 1, unless conditions change in the meantime.

Current Situation

There are currently 2 active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Area.  LWF123 from earlier in the season is on patrol status, and LWF 136 from a few days ago is now under control at less than 15 hectares.  

We didn't have any new wildfires so far today, however we are watching for smoke or fire resulting from lightning that crossed the area today.  So far this season we've had 136 wildfires in the area.

We have 6 crews, 7 helicopters, the airtankers, and one dozer group on hand to fight wildfires.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 56 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 10 are out of control, 25 are being held, 16 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 855 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 854,186 hectares.
  • Firefighters from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada and the United States are working on wildfires in the Province.

It's lightning season. Help us get the jump on these fires early, before they have a chance to get too big.  If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.


If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta


Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.  For more information, contact:

Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer