Current Fire Information

When fires start on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Forest notifies the public via the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Facebook and the Caribou-Targee National Forest Twitter accounts as soon as informaton is availabl. Fire information for fire season 2022 is listed below in the Inciweb Incident Map.

Inciweb is a geat tool for reseraching large current incidents. Inciweb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. Incidents on InciWeb are typically wildland fires, but the site also hosts hurrican/tornado recovery or assisting other countries when atural disasters strike. This site serves as a single source of incident-related information and is managed by Incident Management Teams or local pubic information officers.

The map above is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information may also be accessed at InciWeb.


News Releases


Palisades/Teton Basin Ranger Districts to Conduct Pile Burning

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District to Conduct Fall Prescribed Fires

Firefighters to initiate prescribed fire operations on Pine Creek Pass


Current Fire Map and Levels

CTNF Fire Danger Status

Since 1974, five rating levels have been used to describe danger levels in public information releases and fire prevention signing. A Fire Danger Color Levels is also avaliable in a PDF.

Low (Green) – Fire starts are unlikely. Weather and fuel conditions will lead to slow fire spread, low intensity and relatively easy control with light mop-up. Controlled burns can usually be executed with reasonable safety.

Moderate (Blue) – Some wildfires may be expected. Expect moderate flame length and rate of spread. Control is usually not difficult and light to moderate mop-up can be expected. Although controlled burning can be done without creating a hazard, routine caution should be taken.

High (Yellow) – Wildfires are likely. Fires in heavy, continuous fuel such as mature grassland, weed fields and forest litter, will be difficult to control under windy conditions. Control through direct attack may be difficult but possible and mop-up will be required. Outdoor burning should be restricted to early morning and late evening hours.

Very High (Orange) – Fires start easily from all causes and may spread faster than suppression resources can travel. Flame lengths will be long with high intensity, making control very difficult. Both suppression and mop-up will require an extended and very thorough effort. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Extreme (Red) – Fires will start and spread rapidly. Every fire start has the potential to become large. Expect extreme, erratic fire behavior. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE DANGER.