Extreme conditions continue in Lac La Biche Forest

By Rob McKinley
Lakeland Today
May 15, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

LAKELAND, Alberta – Going into a forecasted week of above seasonal temperatures, local and provincial fire officials are urging extreme caution in extremely hazardous conditions. Along with the provincial fire ban, officials are urging area residents to use extreme caution when it comes to the dry grasslands and forests of the region. In and around Lac La Biche County, several wildfires continue to burn, with crews reporting them as either being held or under control. Two fires in the Beaver Lake Cree Nation are still listed as under control. …Across the Lac La Biche Forest Protection Area that covers the Lakeland area and north into the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, one new fire in the northern part of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range has already scorched 380 hectares and is classified as out of control. 

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