Wildfire Information

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View the Daniel Boone National Forest Facebook page for most current informaton about wildfires, fire danger ratings and more.

Fire Restrictions

Fire restrictions change throughout the year depending on fire hazard. Fire Restrictions can generally be expected during spring and fall Forest Fire Hazard Season and will be posted in the Fire Restrictions section of this website. Learn more >>>

Drones can be deadly if flown near wildfires. Drones can interfere with wildland fire air traffic, such as air tankers, helicopters, and other firefighting aircraft that are necessary to suppress wildland fires. Learn more about drone use on National Forest lands.

Fire Hazard Seasons

  • Spring - February 15 thru April 30
  • Fall - October 1 thru December 15

Fire season is the time of year when weather and vegetation conditions combine to make wildland fires more likely within a given area, or drought conditions may exist. During this time, be alert for Fire Restrictions that may be in place. Learn more >>>

National Weather Service (NOAA) Fire Weather Information (Jackson KY). Look here for fire weather alerts and red flag warnings.

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News Releases

News releases related to wildfires and other incidents are published on the News & Events page.

During fire season, forest orders, temporarily closing roads and areas due to fire activity for public safety reasons, are published on the Alerts & Notices page.


InciWeb is a national site for incidents such as fires, floods and other events that the Forest Service responds to.

Kentucky Interagency Coordination Center

During fire season, you can find local fire information at the Kentucky Interagency Coordination Center web site. The Kentucky Interagency Coordination Center, also known as KICC, coordinates the mobilization of resources provided by cooperating federal and state agencies in the state of Kentucky to respond to incident needs throughout the United States.

Regional Information

Southern Area Coordination Center - The Southern Area Coordination Center (SACC)  is the focal point for mobilizing resources such as aircraft, crews, equipment, and personnel within the Southeastern U.S. (as well as to other parts of the country), in support of wildland fires and emergency/disaster relief efforts.

National Information

For information about fires across the nation