Fire Restrictions and Current Wildfires

Welcome to the Arizona Backcountry Explorers fire information page. Here, you will find information about wildfires and fire restrictions in Arizona and across the US.

Know Before You Go!

Fire restrictions are temporarily put in place during the summer months, depending on dry conditions. Fire restrictions are broken down into stages. Each stage prohibits different acts while using public lands. These prohibitions will vary depending on each fire restriction and location. We put together the following map to help you observe all current fire restrictions. Arizona Fire Restrictions are always lifted after a good rain and usually don’t affect our access.

During the Arizona wildfire season, we will receive many natural and human-caused wildfires. Along with forest fires come closures. These closures allow wildland firefighters a chance to move equipment and complete their duties to contain the fire. Anywhere you see a fire, you can guarantee there is a closure.

The various datasets used for this map are maintained by the National Interagency Fire Center, NASA, and Arizona Fire and Forestry Management. We cannot guarantee the information found on this map is accurate or up to date. You are encouraged to confirm the information you find here.

News from Inciweb

  • The West Wind Fire was first reported on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 as a start in Judith Basin County that quickly spread into Fergus County. High winds pushed the fire […]
  •  All fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest requiring a Burned Area Emergency Response assessment will also be posted in one central location at  Central Washington Fire Recovery 2021 THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE […]
  •  All fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest requiring a Burned Area Emergency Response assessment will also be posted in one central location at  Central Washington Fire Recovery 2021 THREE PHASES OF WILDFIRE […]
  •  All fires on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest requiring a Burned Area Emergency Response assessment will also be posted in one central location at  Central Washington Fire Recovery 2021 Burned Area Emergency Response […]
  • A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team was recently organized by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest to begin an assessment of the Schneider Springs Fire burning outside Naches, WA. BAER teams […]
  • ·Ignitions on the Magic Feather Prescribed Burn near Red Feather Lakes have been completed for today (12/3) with an additional 50 acres burned, bringing the two-day total to 90 acres. No […]
  • On September 9, 2021 the 97,528-acre Windy Fire was ignited by lightning on the Tule River Indian Reservation. Over sixty fire personnel continue their efforts on fire suppression repair, a […]
  • On September 9, 2021, a significant lightning storm moved through the Southern Sierra Nevada. On September 10, two fires, the Colony Fire and Paradise Fire, were identified. These two fires […]
  • 9-20-2021:  Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering activity occurred on the Cedar Creek and Cub Creek 2 fires this week. The 55,572-acre Cedar Creek is now 87% contained and […]