Parks Canada is actively managing the Lynx Lake Wildfire. Current information is posted here as soon as it is available.

Update for July 24, 2019

Wildfire facts

  • Fire number: 19WB003
  • Location: Within Wood Buffalo National Park, 20 km south of Pine Lake, between Lynx Lake and the north side of the Peace River.
  • Estimated size: 73,000 hectares
  • Resources:
    • 14-person Incident Management Team
    • 14 fire crew personnel
    • 5 helicopters
  • Detected: Detected: May 18, 2019
  • Cause: Holdover

What's new

Parks Canada is monitoring the Lynx Lake wildfire closely with air patrols. Crews are ready to respond if the situation changes.

No communities or facilities are threatened at this time. Protections for cabins and infrastructure in the area are in place.

Travelers on Pine Lake and Carlson’s Road should drive with caution. Trees damaged in burned areas along these routes have unstable root systems and may fall as winds increase. 

The Lynx Lake wildfire originated in 2018 and is a holdover from last fire season. Holdovers are fires that smoulder underground over the winter and surface again when weather conditions become warmer and drier in the spring. The fire crossed Pine Lake and Carlson’s Road in May of 2019.

Contacts

  • Email: pc.woodbuffaloinfo-infowoodbuffalo.pc@canada.ca
  • For fire information or media inquiries, call 867-872-7942
  • To report a wildfire, call 867-621-0136 or 867-872-7970
  • For general park information please visit the Fort Smith or Fort Chipewyan Visitor Centres:
    • Fort Smith - 867-872-7960
    • Fort Chipewyan – 780-697-3662