Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 9, 2019

Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2019


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

There is currently 1 active wildfire in the Lac La Biche Area.  

Kettle Creek Wildfire (LWF-123)

The Kettle Creek Wildfire (LWF-123) is currently Under Control. It is located 35 km northwest of Janvier and has burnt approximately 1,710 hectares. 

Since March 1st, there have been 126 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area.

Welcome to Lac La Biche!

Yesterday 100 firefighters from Jalisco, Mexico arrived in Lac La Biche after working a long shift fighting fire near Wabasca.  The firefighters are on a few days of rest before returning to the fireline for another shift.  We are happy to share our sunshine and our community with them while they get some well deserved rest and relaxation.

 Mexican Crews in LLB edited

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

Before you go out, make sure to check, or download the app for up to date changes. 

Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:

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.

Although the restrictions have been lifted, firefighters continue to deal with large wildfires in other parts of the Alberta Forest Protection Area.

Provincial Summary - July 9

  • There are currently 13 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is out of control, one is being held, eight are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 706 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 802,388 hectares.
  • Firefighters have been imported from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Parks Canada, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. 
  • Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources deployed on wildfires or pre-positioned across the province ready to action new wildfires: 1,952 firefighters and support staff, 97 helicopters, 15 airtankers and 159 pieces of heavy equipment. 

Even though the wildfire danger has dropped, remember to put your campfires out before you leave them.

Campfire Ad HI RES

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