Fire Information

The size and geographic diversity of the Chugach National Forest allow many different levels of Fire Danger. There are over five million acres of forest.

The level listed on the front page of this website indicates the highest level across the forest. For more specific information, use the links provided on this page. 


District divisions for fire page

Fire Danger by District
Eastern Kenai Peninsula Prince William Sound Copper River Delta
Very High Very High Very High

Wildfires Updates

Porcupine Fire

News Releases

High Fire Danger on Chugach National Forest  - Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Archived News releases



Emergency Orders and Alerts

Be Responsible with Campfires and Open Flame

Unwanted human caused fires pose the most direct, but preventable, risk to public safety.  Always use caution.

Remember: You are responsible for the fires you start. Follow these guidelines to extinguish your fire completely:

Follow these guidelines to keep your fire from going WILD!

  • Extinguish Fires completely
  • Allow the wood to burn completely to ash is possible
  • Pour lots of water on the fire, drown ALL embers
  • Pour till hissing sound stops
  • Stir the ashes and embers with a shovel
  • Scrape any remaining  logs to remove embers
  • Make sure everything is cold to the touch
  • If you do not have water, use dirt or sand by mixing in with embers

If it’s too hot to touch, It’s too hot to leave!

Do not bury the fire as it will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.

To report a wildland fire in Alaska call 1-800-237-3633