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 McDougal fire is currently assessed at 16.5 acres. Type 1 and Type 3 helicopters are working to assist crews […]
  • Due to more accurate infrared mapping, the Goat Fire acreage has been reduced to 64 acres. Crews have cut in […]
  • Multiple fires were started by lightning on July 8, 2021 in the Methow Valley, within the boundaries of the Okanogan-Wenatchee […]
  • Multiple fires were started by lightning on July 8, 2021 in the Methow Valley, within the boundaries of the Okanogan-Wenatchee […]
  • Current Conditions: The Dixie Fire remained active overnight with active surface fire, and singletree torching with short range spotting and […]
  • The Hay Creek Fire was reported Wednesday evening, July 21, 2021, approximately 5 miles west of Polebridge, Montana, and initial […]
  • The Turkey Tail and Green Ridge fires began from lightning strikes July 7. The fires are managed as one incident, […]
  • The Snake River Complex comprises of three wildfires: the Shovel Creek, Captain John Creek, and Hoover Ridge fires that all […]
  • The Leland Complex is composed of four wildfires: The Sand Mountain, Johnson Creek, Pine Creek and Bonami fires, all started […]
  • The Tamarack Fire started as a lightning strike in the Mokelumne Wilderness on a rocky ridgetop with sparse fuels and […]


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