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 Rolling Pines Fire started January 18, 2022 in Bastrop State Park. The fire was very active during the first day of operations and multiple local fire departments, Bastrop County, […]
  • The San Juan National Forest Fuels Management Staff are planning pile burns this winter during optimal weather windows, primarily after snowfall.Planned pile burns:Dolores Ranger District This Thursday, Jan 20, 2020, the […]
  • Planned Projects | Current Projects | Current PhotosAs part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, crews will conduct prescribed fire across pre-planned locations across the forest as weather and fuel conditions permit. Prescribed fire […]
  • On the evening of January 14, 2022, Martin Fire started approximately 18 miles east of the town of Olney. Local VFDs responded to assist.  Fire was estimated to be 800 […]
  •  The Mill Creek Fire started in Shackelford County off of HWY 283 approximately 10 miles North of Albany. High winds are causing extreme fire activity and aviation resources are being […]
  •  The Plum Bluff Fire started around 7:00 PM in Fisher County off of FM 57 approximately 10 miles North of the town of Sweetwater. Due to the high winds the […]
  • On January 14, 2022 aproximately 8:00PM, Douglas fire started in the town of Electra. There were 15 structures threatned but no evacuation is needed at this time. Local resources from […]
  •  Crews completed ignitions on 57 acres today, Jan.
  • The Bureau of Land Management Southwest District plans to conduct several prescribed burns beginning early October or as conditions allow. The prescribed burn projects will be on the Gunnison, Tres […]
  • 01-13-22 Update:  Crews have completed 200 acres on the Pacheco Canyon prescribed pile burn this week.  Due to ventilation rates, fire managers decided not to burn today. The plan is […]