Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger MODERATE for Lac La Biche Forest Area - June 13, 2019

Posted on Thu, Jun 13, 2019


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

The fire ban and quad restriction have been lifted for the Lac La Biche Forest Area. For changes to the Fire Ban and OHV Restriction in the rest of the Forest Protection Area, please visit   

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 didn't have any new wildfires today.

So far this season we've had 121 wildfires in the area.

We have crews, helicopters, and the airtankers on hand to fight wildfires tomorrow.

The Provincial Situation

  • There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 7 are out of control, 1 is being held, 7 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 574 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 696,330.86 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!

It's lightning season!  With the very dry ground conditions, and the absence of substantial rain, Mother Nature has the potential to cause some wildfires due to lightning.  Help us get the jump on these fires early, before they have a chance to get too big.  If you see smoke or fire in the forest, please call 310-FIRE.


If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

Your next update will be on Thursday, June 20 unless conditions change in the meantime.

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.  For more information, contact:

 Leslie Lozinski

Wildfire Information Officer