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 have 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 experience numerous natural and human-caused wildfires. Along with forest fires come closures, which allow wildland firefighters the opportunity to relocate equipment and carry out their duties to contain the fire. Wherever a fire is present, you can be sure that there will be 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 that 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

  • by lwalsh
    Last updated: 2024-05-22 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Lincoln National Forest. — State: New Mexico — Coordinates: Latitude: 32° 57 38.9484 Longitude: 105° […]
  • by cbrookshire
    Last updated: 2024-05-23 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Santa Fe National Forest. — State: New Mexico — Coordinates: Latitude: 36° 17 21 Longitude: […]
  • by amandafry
    Last updated: 2024-05-24 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Lincoln National Forest. — State: New Mexico — Coordinates: Latitude: 33° 25 41 Longitude: 105° […]
  • by susanblake
    Last updated: 2024-05-23 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Tonto National Forest. — State: Arizona — Coordinates: Latitude: 33° 50 59 Longitude: 111° 45 […]
  • by alyon
    Last updated: 2024-05-23 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) San Juan National Forest. — State: Colorado — Coordinates: Latitude: 37° 31 24 Longitude: 108° […]
  • by msichrovsky
    Last updated: 2024-05-17 — The type of incident is Prescribed Fire and involves the following unit(s) Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forests. — State: Idaho — Coordinates: Latitude: 45° 50 […]
  • by pejohnson
    Last updated: — The type of incident is Prescribed Fire and involves the following unit(s) Cibola National Forest. — State: New Mexico — Coordinates: Latitude: 35° 15 23.52 Longitude: 107° […]
  • by tengrav
    Last updated: 2024-05-19 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Superior National Forest. — State: Minnesota — Coordinates: Latitude: 47° 38 49.3 Longitude: 91° 26 […]
  • by zbehrens
    Last updated: 2024-05-16 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) Carson National Forest. — State: New Mexico — Coordinates: Latitude: 36° 32 23 Longitude: 106° […]
  • by kohara
    Last updated: 2024-05-16 — The type of incident is Wildfire and involves the following unit(s) San Carlos Agency. — State: Arizona — Coordinates: Latitude: 33° 17 37 Longitude: 110° 27 […]

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