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) (Link goes to AOICC FireNet page) -directs suppression response activities and mobilization of forces in support of regional and national emergencies. Fire management programs on the Ouachita & Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are provided through the Fire Team at the Supervisor's offices for the Ouachita, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. Additionally, the Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas directs suppression response activities and mobilization of forces in support of Regional and National emergencies.

Fire & Smoke Information Map:

The Fire and Smoke Map displays information on ground level air quality monitors recording fine particulates (PM2.5) from smoke and other sources, as well as information on fires, smoke plume locations, and special statements about smoke issued by various sources.

This map is designed to allow the user to browse current conditions and show information relevant to the current location or another location of interest. This map is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service led Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program (IWFAQRP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Development work was done through an agreement with the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. This site relies on data provided from a number of sources.

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 image 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
5/18/22 Oklahoma / Buffalo Jack North McCurtain Buffalo, OK 167
4/15/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Irons Fork Yell Story, and east of Aly 4080
4/9/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / East Horseshoe Scott Waldron 1033
4/7/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Fox Hunter Scott Waldron 2331
4/7/22 Caddo-Womble / Eastern 1 South Garland Norman 1273
4/7/22 Mena-Oden / Robertson Creek Scott Parks 4884
4/6/22 Caddo-Womble / No Man's Land south Montgomery Norman 4736
4/6/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / McConnell Scott Waldron 800
4/3/22 Caddo-Womble / LSF 13 South Montgomery Mt. Ida 1060
4/3/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unity 2/6 Yell Rover 3330
4/3/22 Mena-Oden / South Ringer Scott Parks 743
4/3/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Stateline Scott Waldron 350
4/3/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Key Mountain Scott Waldron 852
4/2/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Ross Creek East Scott Needmore 1801
4/1/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Ross Creek East Scott Needmore 1801
4/1/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Redbank Unit 3 Montgomery/ Garland Story 642
3/26/22 Oklahoma / Western Loop East/West LeFlore Big Cedar, OK 4500
3/26/22 Mena-Oden / Stevens 2 Polk 4 mi W of Caney Creek Wilderness 567
3/26/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Buffalo 1 Scott 8 mi SE of Waldron 1,018
3/26/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Hogan Mountain Scott 20 mi ENE of Waldron 3535
3/26/22 Caddo-Womble / Bluff Mountain (Risner Mountain) Montgomery 4 mi N of Langley 662
3/25/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / River Road Middle Scott Waldron 1334
3/25/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Stateline 54 Scott 5 mi. SW of Lake Hinkle 2543
3/25/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow 54 Scott Waldron 1742
3/25/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Cedar Yell Rover 1878
3/25/22 Mena-Oden / Stevens Polk Vandervoort 1287
3/25/22 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 4 & Hwy 27 Divide Montgomery N of Mt. Ida 832
3/25/22 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 13 Womble Office Montgomery E of Mt. Ida 81
3/25/22 Oklahoma / Red Bank West LeFlore Zoe, OK 960
3/24/22 Poteau-Cold Springs/ River Road West Scott Parks 1718
3/24/22 Oklahoma / Black Jack South Unit 3 LeFlore Whitesboro, AR 400
3/20/22 Caddo-Womble / No Man's Land Montgomery Norman 3578
3/20/22 Oklahoma / Black Jack South LeFlore Whitesboro, OK 1860
3/20/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / River Road South Scott Waldron 3822
3/20/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Buffalo Middle Scott South of Denton 3800
3/20/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche/ Houston Perry Perryville 3266
3/20/22 Mena-Oden / Coyle Polk Shady 271
3/19/22 Oklahoma / Golden Branch LeFlore Big Cedar, OK 4800
3/19/22 Mena-Oden / Old Forester Scott Harvey 366
3/19/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / River Road Scott Waldron 2668
3/19/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Square Rock Scott Waldron 2531
3/19/22 Caddo-Womble / Little Missouri Polk Norman 1350
3/19/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche/ Cedar Yell Briggsville 1878
3/17/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Hopper Yell Harvey 1718
3/17/22 Mena-Oden / Johnson Highway Scott Y-City 101
3/17/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Pilot Mountain Scott Waldron 2358
3/17/22 Oklahoma / Rod Camp McCurtain 14 mi SSE of Hodgen OK 2050
3/17/22 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 3,6, & 8 Montgomery Mount Ida 2921
3/10/22 Caddo-Womble / Fulton Branch 14 & 15 - Reed Mtn Rifle Range & portion of Womble Trail closed Montgomery Mount Ida 1441
3/10/22 Mena-Oden / Dry Creek Scott Blansett, 1 mile N of Shut-In Mtn 1274
3/10/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Shadley 1 Middle Scott Waldron 975
3/10/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow Regen 3 Scott Waldron, 2 miles N of Lake Hinkle 309
3/10/22 Oklahoma / Carter Creek West McCurtain Hochatown, OK 5000
3/10/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Redbank Unit 4W Garland Story 151
3/9/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Shadley 1 East Scott Waldron 430
3/9/22 Mena-Oden / SP 521 Polk Mena 39
3/4/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 3 Yell Rover 2002
3/4/22 Mena-Oden / Johnson Creek 3 Scott Y-City 2193
3/4/22 Oklahoma / MCWA NE McCurtain Buffalo & Nani-chito, OK 5199
3/4/22 Caddo-Womble / Seed Orchard Montgomery Mount Ida 691
3/4/22 Caddo-Womble / Hickory Nut Vista Garland & Montgomery Mount Ida 984
3/4/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Buffalo Road Scott 6 miles south of Waldron 3221
3/3/22 Oklahoma / Simmons Mtn Unit Alpha LeFlore Big Cedar, OK

300

3/3/22 Oklahoma / Buffalo 1856 S Unit 4 McCurtain Buffalo, OK 85
3/3/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Key Mtn 23 Scott Waldron 2738
3/3/22 Mena-Oden / Blowout Montgomery Pencil Bluff 1434
3/3/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche/ Redbank Unit 4W CANCELLED Garland Story 151
3/3/22 Caddo-Womble / Crystal Peninsula Garland Hot Springs, NE of Crystal Springs CG 383
3/2/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker 7 Scott Waldron 2055
3/2/22 Oklahoma / MCWA West McCurtain Cooperville, OK 3180
3/2/22 Mena-Oden / Terrapin Creek 3 Scott Beauchamp, AR 757
3/2/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Irons Fork Unit 6 NW Yell Aly, AR 329
3/1/22 Oklahoma / MCWA Westside Unit 1 McCurtain Cooperville, OK 290
3/1/22 Oklahoma / N Bee Rough McCurtain Hochatown, OK 3490
2/20/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 3 Yell Rover 1998
2/20/22 Jessieville/Winona/Fourche-Wildcat Unit 6 Yell Rover 421
2/20/22 Mena/Oden-Terrapin Creek 2 Scott Beauchamp 582
2/20/22 Poteau/Cold Springs-Andy Knight 13 Scott Waldron 1835
2/20/22 Caddo/Womble-Comp 122 Pike Glenwood 812
2/20/22 Oklahoma-Rods Camp LeFlore Hodgen 2250
2/19/22 Poteau/Cold Springs-Andy Knight Regens Scott Waldron 94
2/19/22 Poteau/Cold Springs-Buffalo Regen 1 Scott Waldron 55
2/15/22 Caddo-Womble / East End Bear Mountain Garland Hot Springs - S. of Lake Ouachita - Bear Rifle Range & LoVIT trail closure 4471
2/15/22  Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Little Bear 2 South Perry Jessieville 117
2/15/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker Mtn 210 Scott Waldron 440
2/15/22 Mena-Oden / Bee Knob Yell Gravelly 1383
2/15/22 Oklahoma / Red Slough LeFlore 2 mi W of Harris, OK 200
2/14/22 Oklahoma / Red Slough McCurtain West of Tom, OK 340
2/14/22 Oklahoma / Tram Ridge LaFlore West of Hodgen, OK 318
2/14/22 Mena-Oden / Sandbox South Scott Parks, AR 2078
2/14/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 10 East Yell Rover, AR 209
2/14/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker Mtn 47 Scott Waldron, AR 1813
2/13/22 Oklahoma / Bear Creek McCurtain Mt. Herman, OK 885
2/13/22 Caddo-Womble / Blaylock Mtn. East Montgomery and Polk Glenwood 1,549
2/13/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 10 Central Yell Rover 458
2/12/22 Mena-Oden / Cedar Farm Scott Parks 2315
2/12/22 Oklahoma / MCWA Westside McCurtain Mt. Herman, OK 120
2/11/22 Oklahoma / Bear Creek McCurtain Mt. Herman, OK 1275
2/11/22 Mena-Oden / Rough Shack Scott Gravelly 2096
2/11/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker Mtn 13 Scott Waldron 2145
2/11/22 Jessieville-Winona Fourche /Wildcat Unit 9 SW Yell South of Briggsville 300
2/11/22 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 20 Montgomery Mount Ida 585
2/10/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker Scott Waldron - north of Lake Hinkle 245
2/10/22 Oklahoma / Buffalo Jack - Hee Tower McCurtain Buffalo - north of Broken Bow Lake 1761
2/10/22 Mena-Oden / Pencil Bluff Montgomery Pencil Bluff 443
2/7/22 Mena-Oden / Ringer Scott Harvey 120
1/31/22 Mena-Oden / Pencil Bluff Montgomery Harvey 95
1/31/22 Mena-Oden / Oden Dump Montgomery Harvey 134
1/31/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Walker Scott Waldron 279
1/31/22 Oklahoma / Buffalo Jack McCurtain Buffalo - N of Broken Bow Lake 1409
1/30/22 Mena-Oden/ Sandbox Scott Harvey 290
1/30/22 Oklahoma/ Buffalo Jack McCurtain Buffalo 1609
1/29/22 Caddo-Womble / Bonnerdale 8 Montgomery Glenwood 123
1/29/22 Caddo-Womble / Bonnerdale 7 Montgomery Glenwood 167
1/29/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Mud Creek 11 Scott Waldron 1364
1/29/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Site Prep Unit 1 Yell Havana 26
1/28/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Crossett Ashley Crossett 400
1/28/22 Mena-Oden / Ringer Branch Scott Harvey 533
1/28/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Mud Creek 11 Scott NE of Needmore 1379
1/28/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Site Prep Yell Havana 26
1/27/22 Mena-Oden / Terrapin #1 Scott Eagleton 188
1/27/22 Mena-Oden / Black Saddle Scott Blackfork 245
1/27/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Square Rock Scott NE of Lake Waldron 150
1/26/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow Scott West of Little Pines, AR 1909
1/26/22 Mena-Oden / Speck Hollow Polk Hatfield, AR 371
1/25/22 Oklahoma / Red Lick LaFlore Hodgen OK 580
1/25/22 Mena-Oden / West Caney Polk Wickes 934
1/25/22 Poteau-Cold Springs/ Campbell Hollow Scott Bates 200
1/24/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow Regens Scott Bates 200
1/24/22 Oklahoma / Cooper Creek McCurtain Broken Bow, OK 590
1/22/22 Oklahoma / Fish Fry 1 and 2 McCurtain Broken Bow & Eagletown OK 912
1/18/22 Oklahoma / Fish Fry 1 McCurtain Broken Bow OK 756
1/13/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Square Rock 4 Scott NE of Waldron  1030
1/13/22 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Site Prep Unit 5 Garland Buckville 37
1/12/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow Regens 2 Scott SE of Bates, AR 200
1/12/22 Oklahoma / Bow Ranger Station McCurtain Broken Bow 9
1/11/22 Poteau-Cold Springs / Campbell Hollow Regens 1 Scott SE of Bates, AR 200
12/2/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / PCS Square Rock 5 Scott Waldron 248
11/8/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Mudd Creek 11 Regen Scott   36

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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
4/27/22 Boston Mountain / Birchfield 3 Crawford Cedarville 404
4/27/22 Boston Mountain / Bug Scuffle Crawford Chester 239
4/27/22 Big Piney / County Line Newton & Madison Boston 1747
4/19/22 Boston Mountain/ Shores Lake Franklin Fern 150
4/19/22 Boston Mountain / Alexander Mountain Block 4 Franklin Fern 1328
4/15/22 Boston Mountain / Hard Burr Franklin Fern 1998
4/15/22 Boston Mountain / Alexander Mountain Block 4 (Cancelled) Franklin Fern 1328
4/9/22 Sylamore / Tarwater South Stone Mountain View 1407
4/3/22 Sylamore/Slick Rock Hollow Stone Mountain View 592
3/27/22 Big Piney / Hatley Mountain Blackline

Van Buren

Lost Corners 3283
3/26/22 Pleasant Hill / Viking Johnson Oark 2846
3/25/22 Big Piney / Hatley Mountain Blackline Van Buren 5 Mi East of East Fork Wilderness 600
3/25/22 Sylamore / Tarwater 2 (Sylamore Shooting Range closed during burn) Stone 6 mi South of Calico Rock 466
3/20/22 Big Piney / Reeves Branch Pope Victor 758
3/20/22 Big Piney / Daniels Moutain Black Lining Newton 4 miles NE of Lurton 3081
3/20/22 Big Piney / Payne Ridge South Pope Victor 1258
3/17/22 Sylamore / Livingston Stone Calico Rock 6103
3/17/22 Sylamore / Cap Fork Baxter Big Flat 2407
3/17/22 Big Piney / Payne Ridge South Pope Victor 1000
3/17/22 Pleasant Hill / Beech Grove Franklin Oark 3769
3/16/22 Sylamore / Hog Hollow 1 Stone Calico Rock 100
3/14/22 Sylamore / Tarwater 1 Stone Calico Rock 90
3/10/22 Pleasant Hill / Sarah Hollow Johnson Oark 2320
3/10/22 Sylamore / Blanchard Springs (Blanchard Springs Rec Area Closed) Stone Fifty-Six 747
3/10/22 Big Piney / Daniels Mt Black Lining Newton 4 Miles NE of Lurton 600
3/10/22 Boston Mountain / Big Eddy - White Rock Rd closed from Hwy 23 to Bunce Gap Franklin Fern 1479
3/4/22 Sylamore / Gunner Hollow Stone Fifty-Six 727
3/4/22 Big Piney / Pedestal Rock Pope 5 miles SW of Ben Hur 2993
3/4/22 Big Piney / Big Point (portion of OHT closed) Searcy 2.5 miles West of Witts Springs 4045
3/4/22 Boston Mountain / Stob Gap Franklin Fern 1500
3/3/22 Sylamore / Optimus Fields Stone Calico Rock 121
3/3/22 Pleasant Hill / Chinquapin Johnson Batson 491
3/3/22 Boston Mtn / White Rock Rec Area Franklin Fern 59
2/20/22 Big Piney-Griffin Conway Jerusalem 679
2/20/22 Big Piney-Kincannon Van Buren Jerusalem 571
2/19/22 Pleasant Hill-Mayo Fields  Franklin Cass 70
2/15/22 Big Piney / Payne Ridge North Pope South of Mt. Judea  3507
2/15/22 Boston Mountain / Alexander Mtn Block 3 Crawford Fern 1694
2/14/22 Big Piney / Payne Ridge North Pope Leslie, AR 2257
2/14/22 Mt. Magazine / Mt. Magazine State Park Logan Mt. Magazine State Park 741
2/14/22 Sylamore / Charlee Ann Stone & Baxter Fifty-Six 1323
2/13/22 Big Piney / Rock Creek Conway & Van Buren Witt Springs 1,285
2/13/22 Boston Mountain / Little Creek Franklin Fern 1,241
2/12/22 Boston Mtn / Tower Rd Benton Siloam Springs 768
2/11/22 Boston Mtn / Whiskey Springs Crawford Cedarville 1195
2/11/22 Big Piney / Griffin Mountain Conway 2 mi NW of Jerusalem 200
2/10/22 Pleasant Hill / Lynn Hollow East Johnson Oark 60
2/10/22 Boston Mountain / Lee Creek Pine Block 1-4 Crawford Cedarville 334
2/9/22 Boston Mountain / Cove City Fields Crawford Chester 167
2/8/22 Boston Mountain / Turner Bend Fields Franklin Cass 157
1/31/22 Sylamore / Livingston Stone Calico Rock 150
1/31/22 Big Piney / Reeves Branch Searcy & Pope ~20 mi SW of Marshall 2756
1/29/22 Sylamore / Optimus Stone Calico Rock 1480
1/28/22 Sylamore / Livingston Stone Mountain View 150
1/28/22 Big Piney / Armstead Pope, Van Buren 8 miles SW of Alread 1320
1/27/22 Sylamore / Livingston Blackline Stone Fifty-Six, NE of Barkshed CG 250
1/26/22 Sylamore / Bearhead Stone Allison 438
1/25/22 Sylamore / Fozzie Stone Calico Rock 980
1/24/22 Pleasant Hill / Yale-Poole-Baker Johnson Oark 315
1/23/22 Big Piney / Tackett Mountain Van Buren 5 miles N of Jerusalem 568
1/13/22 Big Piney / Kincannon Van Buren 8 mi NNW of Witts Springs 785
11/8/21 Sylamore / City rock Stone Calico Rock, AR 349
11/8/21 Big Piney / Big Point Fields Searcy 3 mi. SW of Witts Springs, AR 20

Link to Prescribed fires for the Ouachita National Forest

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