Alerts & Notices

This webpage provides current and pertainent information about restrictions, closures, fire, safety alerts, and advisories.


Preparation and safety are of utmost importance while recreating in the national forest.  Please observe safety alerts and notices before your excursion to the forest.  Simply knowing the current conditions, closures and alerts prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor visit, free from any surprise that could deter your fun!

Rules and Closure Orders

In order to ensure the health and safety of forest visitors now and in the future, we ask you to follow the guidelines established to protect the forest and the natural environment. Long term and temporary closure orders are posted on the website, posted on bulletin boards, or located in the district or supervisor’s office. Alerts and Closures are posted below, as well. 


  • Springerville Ranger District plans two separate prescribed burns
  • 01-14-558 Fire Smoking Restrictions During Reg Flag
  • Arizona State Highways 273 will be closing early
  • Lakeside Ranger District begins pile burning November 8
  • Pile burning at Sunrise Ski Resort
  • Whiting Fire Update
  • Whiting wildfire start near Whiting Knoll
  • Wilderness and Primitive Area Prohibitions

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