The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area remains HIGH east of Highway 63 and MODERATE west of the highway.
The fire ban and quad restriction have been amended. Both the Fire Ban and the Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction have been lifted for areas WEST OF HIGHWAY 63 in the Lac La Biche Forest Area. These areas have received sufficient precipitation to decrease the wildfire danger enough to allow safe fires and the use of off-highway vehicles. Permits are reinstated in these areas. The Fire Ban and OHV Restriction remain in place EAST OF HIGHWAY 63. Persistent warm, dry and windy conditions are keeping wildfire danger levels at HIGH in this area. All fire permits remain suspended and no new permits are being issued east of Highway 63.
For changes to the Fire Ban and OHV Restriction in the rest of the Forest Protection Area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.
The forecast is for a high of 16 degrees tomorrow with humidity of 70%, precipitation, and winds from the northwest at 20 gusting 40 km/hr. There is also the risk of lightning. It will take a few days of concentrated rain to make a difference to the dry conditions in the forest, and to lower the wildfire danger on the east side of the forest area. You can expect the fire ban to be re-examined if and when we receive sufficient precipitation.
Fire permits west of Highway 63 are reinstated. Be sure to follow the conditions on the back of your permits. No burning with winds greater than 15 km/hr.
We had one new wildfire today, which has been turned over to the landowner to extinguish.
So far this season we've had 117 wildfires in the area.
We have 12 crews, 4 helicopters, and the airtankers on hand to fight wildfires tomorrow.
Other Fires of Note
Alberta Wildfire is helping with a wildfire outside of the Forest Protection Area in the MD of Bonnyville, west of Moose Lake. This fire is now under control. For more information please contact the MD of Bonnyville at 587-792-1003 or visit md.bonnyville.ab.ca for a link to their facebook page.
For all areas EAST OF HIGHWAY 63:
What is an OHV?
The OHV restriction does not apply to private land or agriculture, institutional (educational), commercial/ industrial, emergency response or Indigenous peoples who use OHVs for traditional use.
To view a map of the Fire Ban/OHV Restriction visit www.albertafirebans.ca
The Provincial Situation
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:
Wildfire Information Officer