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 White River and Irving Peak Fires began after a lightning storm passed through the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on August 11, 2022.The fires are located approximately 15 miles northwest of […]
- Hog Trough Fire was discovered July 17th. It is located five miles east of Black Bear Campground and seven miles southwest of Skalkaho Falls. It is burning in the Sapphire Wilderness […]
- The Deep Draw Fire was first reported just after 8pm on Friday, August 12 and is burning in rugged terrain west of the Pryor Mountain area near the Carbon County […]
- Ground and aviation fire suppression resources responded to the Windigo Fire on the Umpqua National Forest. The fire is actively burning in timber near Windigo Pass off Forest Service Road […]
- The Cedar Creek Fire began August 1, 2022 when a lightning storm caused 20 to 30 new fires on the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. The fire is located in incredibly steep, inaccessible […]
- The Potter Fire was reported at 9:00am, Sunday, July 31, 2022. It is near Potter Mountain on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. Its size was originally […]
- The Pine Pond Fire ignited on the afternoon of August 11th and is burning in heavy brush and mature pine. Texas A&M Forest Service is in command of the fire with […]
- The lightning fire is located approximately four (4) miles northeast of the confluence of Big Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church River of […]
- Summary: The Hermits Peak Fire began April 6 as a result of the Las Dispensas prescribed fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. […]