Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 17, 2019

Posted on Wed, Jul 17, 2019



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

We are expecting thundershowers and lightning for the next couple of days.  Under these weather conditions we are always on the lookout for fires that pop up following a lightning storm.

There are currently two active wildfires in the Lac La Biche Area.  One is from earlier in the season and one is as a result of lightning that crossed the area yesterday.

Since March 1st, there have been 130 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area.

Images below are from Lac La Biche Pow Wow Days parade and air tanker demonstration.

Parade 2019

tankers 2019

Get a Permit Before You Burn It

Remember - you need a permit for any burning other than a campfire.  Permits are free and available from your local Alberta Wildfire office.

Be sure to follow the conditions on the back of your permit - No burning with winds greater than 15 km/hr.

Riding a Quad or OHV?

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

Provincial Summary - July 9

  • There are currently 37 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Three are out of control, 15 are being held, 14 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 761 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 803,059 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: 1,173 firefighters and support staff, 124 helicopters, 17 airtankers and 99 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