Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area - August 26, 2019

Posted on Mon, Aug 26, 2019


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

With continuing rain in the forecast, we expect the wildfire danger to remain LOW for several days.

Current Situation 

There are currently no active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Area.  

Despite the rain, we had one new wildfire on the weekend, likely started by lightning.  This fire was quickly extinguished with the help of firefighters from an industrial facility close by.  Although it's late in the season, there is still quite a bit of lighting happening across the forest.   We are always watchful for smoke or fire in the forest. 

So far this season we've had 142 wildfires in the area.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 13 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  10 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 938 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 883,288 hectares.

 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