Lac La Biche Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW for Lac La Biche Forest Area

Posted on Mon, Mar 23, 2020


Wildfire Update

The wildfire danger is LOW in the Lac La Biche forest area.

Last season there were 147 wildfires in the Lac La Biche forest area and 88% of those fires were human caused.  This means those wildfires were preventable.  Help us to keep wildfire at a minimum and do your part to prevent wildfire this season.

Wildfire Permits

Effective March 1st fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. A fire permit is not required for a cooking or warming fire.

To request your free fire permit call  the Lac La Biche Alberta Wildfire office at 780-623-5388.

Winter Burning

Fires lit in the winter can smolder under the snow and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry.  We still have snow cover, but now is a good time to check any winter burning and ensure brush piles or other burning is extinguished.

When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hotspots. Use your bare hand to feel for heat over the ash piles. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning. Douse any remaining hotspots with water and stir up the ashes. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes.

Unless conditions change, your next update will be April 8.

Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.

If you have any questions please contact:
Leslie Lozinski
Wildifre Information Officer