Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger MODERATE for Lac La Biche Forest Area - June 20, 2019 (8:00 p.m)

Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2019


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

Current Situation

There are currently 3 active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Area.  

LWF122 is classified as under control and is 0.25 hectares in size.

LWF126 is classified as under control, 7.2 hectares in size and located 15 km west of Foster Creek Plant.  Crews continue to work with air support to build containment lines.

So far this season we've had 126 wildfires in the area.

Kettle Creek Wildfire | June 20, 2019 (8:00 p.m)

The Kettle Creek Wildfire (LWF123) is currently classified as Being Held and located 35 km northwest of Janvier.  The wildfire size is estimated at 1,912 hectares. 

There was no growth on the wildfire today.  Air support, heavy equipment and firefighters were able to make good progress on building and reinforcing containment lines. 

There are currently 73 firefighters, 12 helicopters and six pieces of heavy equipment on the fire.

The fire ban and OHV restrictions have been lifted for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. 

Before you go out, make sure to check out the website or download the app for up to date changes and be informed as to what's happening in areas outside of the Lac La Biche Forest Protection Area.

Fire permits are reinstated.  Be sure to follow the conditions on the back of your permits. No burning with winds greater than 15 km/hr.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 24 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 6 are out of control, 3 are being held, 12 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 632 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 805,013.12 hectares.
  • Firefighters from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada and the United States.  

It's lightning season!  With the very dry ground conditions, and the absence of substantial rain, Mother Nature has the potential to cause some wildfires due to lightning.  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.

Campfire Ad HI RES

If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

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

Your next update will be on Friday, June 21.

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