Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger MODERATE for Lac La Biche Forest Area - July 20, 2019

Posted on Sat, Jul 20, 2019


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

We didn't have any new wildfires today!  We are on the watch for wildfires that may pop up from lightning that crossed the area recently.  If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE!

Since March 1st, there have been 135 wildfires in the Lac La Biche Forest Area.  We have seven crews on hand to fight any new wildfires.

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 20

  • There are currently 37 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Six are out of control, 15 are being held, 10 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 808 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 816,696 hectares.
  • Firefighters have been imported from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, 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: 1,241 firefighters and support staff, 122 helicopters, 17 airtankers and 95 pieces of heavy equipment. 

Even though the wildfire danger is not extreme in our area, 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