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Stage II Fire Restrictions implemented May 4. No Campfires. No smoking except in enclosed vehicles and buildings. No chainsaw use.  No explosives, fireworks, tracer rounds or tannerite. For the full list of prohibited activities visit Fire Restrictions

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Fire Danger by District

District Fire Danger Date Updated
Alpine VERY HIGH May 14, 2018
Black Mesa HIGH May 14, 2018
Clifton VERY HIGH May 14, 2018
Lakeside VERY HIGH May 21, 2018
Springerville VERY HIGH May 21, 2018

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Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Warnings

Forest-wide Fire Restrictions: Stage II Fire Restrictions in effect as of May 4, 2018. News Release and Forest Order 

Forest Area Closures Implemented on May 23, 2018. News Release with links to area closure maps. 

Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Warnings Information: There are different stages to Fire Restrictions, which become more prohibitive with each stage. These restriction stages include Stage I, Stage II, and the final stage is implementing a Forest closure.

Map of current fire restrictions in Arizona.

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Fire Information

Inciweb is used for information about wildfires primarily over 100 acres in size. All large wildfire information within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will be posted to Inciweb.

Northeastern Arizona Public Information System is used for wildfire and prescribed fire information in Northeastern Arizona. Visit the website or dial 311 or (928) 333-3412.

311 Information

Southwest Coordination Center for current wildland fire information in the southwest. The Southwest Coordination Center is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources between the twelve Federal and State Dispatch Centers of the Southwest Area and, when necessary, the National Coordination Center in Boise, ID, for assignment throughout the nation. Located in Albuquerque, NM, the SWCC mobilizes resources for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and other all-risk incidents.

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Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention and Information Website will have information specific to Arizona.

Wildfires Near Me map of current U.S. wildfires with information about when the fire started, how big it is, and links to detailed information.

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Fire Weather Information

The National Weather Service provides in depth analysis of fire weather conditions for areas across the United States. Information on fire weather conditions for Tucson area and southeastern Arizona, Flagstaff area and northeastern Arizona.

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Smoke, Air Quality & Your Health

Wildfires can spread rapidly giving only short notice to nearby residents and can quickly change air quality. The first thing to consider is protecting you and your family’s health from the hazards of smoke. Resources for Smoke, Air Quality & Your Health.  

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Prescribed Fire Information

Many parts of our forest are susceptible to insect infestations, disease, and catastrophic wildfire. It is because of our love of our forest, and our desire to improve its health that we prescribe fire. More information about Prescribed Fires and Forest Health.

Much like a doctor prescribes medication to a sick patient, Forest Service managers sometimes prescribe fire to improve the health of our local forests. More information on Prescribed Fires and Smoke.

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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention is not just for summer…Fire Prevention needs to be practiced year-round.

What can you do to prevent wildfires?

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Drones: Know before you fly!

Flying drones has become a popular recreational activity recently, but it has also caused serious hazards to aircraft and negatively impacted firefighting operations.  Before flying drones above your public lands, it is important that you become familiar with regulations governing their use.  Regulations stipulate where and when drones may be flown, they protect wildlife and the environment, and they ensure public safety.

Visit the FAA's Know Before You Fly campaign to learn how to fly drones safely.

US Forest Service information about drones

No Drones Near Wildfires USDA
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  • Flying drones within or near wildfires without permission could cause injury to firefighters
  • Fire managers may suspend aerial firefighting until unauthorized drones leave the area, allowing the fire to grow larger.

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