Fire Information

 Fire Science

Since the beginning of time, fires have burned in the forests of Arkansas and Oklahoma, playing a vital role in keeping the land healthy. More...

Current Fire Information

State and National Fire Information:

  • Arkansas - Arkansas Forestry Commission provides information on burn bans, prescribed fires, and wildfire danger throughout Arkansas
  • Oklahoma -Oklahoma Forestry Services provides information on burn bans for Oklahoma
  • National- Wildland Fire Assessment System provides fire danger rating on a national level
  • InciWeb -Incident Information System - wildfire incidents throughout the country
  • Wild Web - Wild Cad indicating all incidents for Arkansas and Oklahoma
  • Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center (AOICC) -directs suppression response activites and mobilization of forces in support of regional and national emergencies.

To Report a Wildfire:

To report a wildfire in Arkansas or Oklahoma:
Call 1-800-468-8834 (Arkansas) or 1-800-299-FIRE(3473) (Oklahoma), call 911, or your local fire department.

For general information, contact the Arkansas Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center in Hot Springs at 501-321-5232

Fire Media Guide:

Resource for reporters working on stories involving fire in both the Ouachita and the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

If You Fly, We Can't

Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urge members of the public not to fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” or drones over or near wildfires. Unauthorized drone flights pose serious risks to firefighter and public safety and the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. Link for more information.

District Maps for Planned Burns

Link to the district maps for both the Ouachita and the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are on this site. Maps are available in both pdf and jpeg formats. 

Prescribed Fires on the Forests (or call 1-888-243-1042):

Link to Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Prescribed Fires

Prescribed Fires Ouachita National Forest
Link to District Maps for Planned Prescribed Fires

Date Ranger District/ Burn Name County Vicinity # of Acres
3/10/20 Mena-Oden / Johnson Bluestem Scott Eagleton 70
3/8/20 Mena-Oden / Cedar Fork Scott Parks 1984
3/8/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / West Bear Den Yell Story 1424
3/8/20 Oklahoma / Buffalo Dan SU3 McCurtain Hochatown 877
3/8/20 Caddo-Womble / Hickory Nut Mountain Montgomery Mount Ida 2981
3/8/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Newman 123 Scott Waldron 4600
3/7/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 5 South Yell Rover 207
3/7/20 Oklahoma / Carter Creek East SU2/4 McCurtain Hochatown 1268
3/7/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Ross Creek East "south" Scott Waldron 2576
3/7/20 Mena - Oden / Shut-In Scott Eagleton 4215
3/7/20 Caddo-Womble / Bonnerdale Old Growth Garland Glenwood 976
3/7/20 Caddo-Womble / Caddo Pond (C47 Old Growth) Montgomery Glenwood 1134
3/6/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 11 Yell Rover 356
3/6/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Ross Creek Scott Waldron 3010
3/6/20 Mena-Oden / Far East Scott Harvey 701
3/5/20 Oklahoma / Ashford-Welch McCurtain Eagletown 6188
3/5/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Newman 489 Scott Waldron 3010
3/5/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Vanderslice 1 and 2 Montgomery Story 4634
3/5/20 Mena-Oden / Gafford 3 Yell Bluffton 2637
3/4/20 Oklahoma / Harvey Mt East Range Piles LeFlore Whitesboro 10 piles
3/3/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / JWF Wildcat Hollow Unit 11 West Yell Briggsville 180
3/3/20 Mena-Oden / Shut-In Scott  Eagleton 36
3/3/20 Mena-Oden / Blackfork Scott Blackfork 50
3/3/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Square Rock Regens 1 Scott Waldron 353
2/29/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Blue Moon Fields Scott Waldron 168
2/29/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Ross Creek East Regens Scott Waldron 67
2/29/20 Mena-Oden / Huckleberry Scott Parks 2456
2/29/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Turkey Area (remaining) Yell Rover 2495
2/29/20 Oklahoma / Buffalo Dan - Twin Pond McCurtain Hochatown 3680
2/29/20 Oklahoma / Harvey East & West McCurtain Hochatown 2566
2/29/20 Caddo-Womble / 4H Old Growth & Wolf Mountain Montgomery Mount Ida 1702
2/28/20 Oklahoma / Hudson S Hudson McCurtain Hochatown 2493
2/28/20 Oklahoma / MCWA Linson McCurtain Hochatown 4165
2/28/20 Mena-Oden / Shady Lake Polk Athens 127
2/28/20 Mena-Oden / Briery Creek Scott Blackfork 67
2/28/20 Caddo-Womble / C97 Old Growth Montgomery Langley 963
2/28/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Beau Champ Regen 3 Scott Waldron 162
2/28/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Turkey Area NE Yell Rover 496
2/27/20 Oklahoma / Carter Creek East SU4/5 McCurtain Hochatown 871
2/27/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Hollow Unit 11 (East) Yell Rover 89
2/27/20 Mena-Oden / Posey Hollow 2 Polk Pine Ridge 413
2/27/20 Mena-Oden / Oden Dump Montgomery Oden 41
2/27/20 Caddo-Womble / Seed Orchard Interior & Buffer Montgomery Mount Ida 691
2/25/20 Mena-Oden / Grapevine Bluestem Montgomery Pine Ridge 27
2/25/20 Mena-Oden / Mill Creek Bluestem Scott Parks 220
2/22/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / fletcher Regen 2 Logan Booneville 187
1/8/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Holmes Land Exchange Scott Waldron 208
1/8/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / JWF Site Prep Block 1 Montgomery Story 150
1/8/20 Mena-Oden / Posey Hollow 1 Polk Pine Ridge 225
1/7/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Beau Champ Regens 3 Scott Waldron 157
1/7/20 Mena-Oden / Posey Hollow 3 Polk Pine Ridge 145
1/7/20 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / JWF Site Prep Block 1 Montgomery Story 30
1/6/20 Poteau-Cold Springs / Fletcher regen Logan Boonville 150
12/13/19 Oklahoma / Cedar Lake Admin LeFlore Hodgen 74
12/12/19 Oklahoma / Cedar Lake Admin  Le Flore Hodgen 180
12/2/19 Poteau-Cold Springs / Beau Champ Regens Scott Waldron 166

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Ozark-St. Francis National Forests:
Planned Prescribed fires for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests:

Prescribed Fires - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
Link to District Maps for Planned Prescribed Fires

Date Ranger District/Burn Name County Vicinity # of Acres
3/8/20 Boston Mountain / Birchfield Crawford Cedarville 404
3/8/20 Sylamore / Anna Reese 4 Stone & Baxter Fifty Six 1323
3/7/20 Sylamore / Rorie South Stone Fifty Six 918
3/7/20 Pleasant Hill / Horsehead West Rx Johnson Clarksville 928
3/7/20 Boston Mountain / Birchfield Crawford Cedarville 1853
3/7/20 Mount Magazine / Little Bigger Logan New Blaine 1959
3/6/20 Boston Mountain / John Turner Franklin Cass 2852
3/5/20 Mount Magazine / North Bluff Yell Harkey Valley 891
3/5/20 Big Piney / Kincannon VanBuren Cleveland 503
3/5/20 Sylamore / Fozzie 1 and 2 Stone Mountain View 1016
3/5/20 Pleasant Hill / Horsehead North Johnson Clarksville 754
3/4/20 Boston Mountain / Twin Peaks Wedington Washington/ Benton Fayetteville 3026
3/3/20 Pleasant Hill / Pink Twist Rx Franklin Ozark 814
3/3/20 Sylamore / Cartwright Black Line Stone Fifty-Six 90
2/29/20 Big Piney / Round Hill Searcy Mt. Judea 1823
2/29/20 Big Piney / Big Point  Searcy   3777
2/29/20 Boston Mountain / Alexander Mountain Block 3 & 4 Franklin / Crawford Fern 3022
2/29/20 Sylamore / Stewart Fork Blackline 2 Baxter Fifty-Six 600
2/28/20 Big Piney / Wiley Cemetery Conway Appleton 1072
2/28/20 Big Piney / Mills Conway Jerusalem 1436
2/28/20 Big Piney / Kincannon Van Buren Jerusalem 1356
2/27/20 Sylamore / Stewart Fork Baxter Norfork 190
2/22/20 Big Piney / Big Point & Round Hill Searcy Witt Springs 500
2/22/20 Sylamore / Rorie North Stone & Baxter Calico Rock 1300
2/21/20 Sylamore / Rorie North Blackline 2 Stone & Baxter Fifty Six 700
2/16/20 Sylamore / Rorie North RX Blackline Stone & Baxter Fifty Six 100
1/8/20 Buffalo National River / Buffalo Point Maintenance Marion Harriet 704
1/8/20 Boston Mountain / Shores Lake Rec Area Franklin Fern 275
1/8/20 Big Piney / Griffin Mountain Gunner Block Conway Jerusalem 1350
1/7/20 Mt. Magazine / Prairie South Block 1 Yell Chickalah 198
1/7/20 Pleasant Hill / Morgan Mt East (map) Franklin Cass 526
1/7/20 Sylamore / Fozzie 1 Rx Stone Fifty Six 80
1/7/20 Boston Mountain / Turner Bend Fields Franklin Cass 157
1/7/20 Big Piney / Griffin Rx Conway Hector 211
1/6/20 Pleasant Hill / Pleasant Hill Wildlife Fields Johnson & Franklin Oark 160
12/12/19 Sylamore / Blanchard North Stone Fifty Six 351
12/12/19 Boston Mountain / Cove City Fields Crawford Natural Dam 168

Link to Prescribed fires for the Ouachita National Forest

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