Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger Update - June 6, Fireban and OHV Restriction Lift at 10:00, Friday, June 7

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2019


The wildfire danger in the Lac La Biche Forest Area has dropped to MODERATE. 

Due to current weather and in anticipation of precipitation in the coming days, we are lifting the fire ban and quad restriction for the Lac La Biche Forest Area effective 10:00 Friday, June 7.

For changes to the Fire Ban and OHV Restriction in the rest of the Forest Protection Area, please visit   

The forecast is for a high of 7 degrees tomorrow with humidity of 70%, precipitation, and winds from the northwest at 20 gusting 60 km/hr. 

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.


Current Situation 

We had one new wildfire today, which has been extinguished. 

So far this season we've had 118 wildfires in the area.

We have 14 crews, 2 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 780-826-3171 or visit for a link to their facebook page.


The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  7 are out of control, 3 are being held, 7 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 555 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 672,229 hectares
  • Firefighters from British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, NWT, PEI, Newfoundland, Parks Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Montana and Oregon are all in Alberta, assisting with firefighting efforts.  Thanks Everyone!


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