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 activities 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. 

Controlled burns are scheduled in Oklahoma for the next couple of months. Recreation areas and trails will be affected by upcoming prescribed burns in the areas of Billy Creek, Lennox, and Blackjack located in Leflore County from Feb. 26 until March 31, 2021. Link to webpage with more information,including maps.

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

The USDA Forest Service Southern Region is taking a risk-informed approach to managing prescribed fire by evaluating the following factors:

  1. the ability to maintain fire responder viability and sustainability;
  2. potential smoke impacts to communities from prescribed fire and how that interacts with COVID-19 effects; and
  3. the ability to use local resources so inter-state travel is not necessary.

Smaller scale prescribed fires will resume in select locations to achieve critical forest management objectives. We will continue to pay special attention to smoke management and the safety of the public and firefighters during all operations.

Link to Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Prescribed Fires

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

NOTE: Controlled burns are scheduled in Oklahoma for the next couple of months. Recreation areas and trails will be affected by upcoming prescribed burns in the areas of Billy Creek, Lennox, and Blackjack located in Leflore County from Feb. 26 until March 31, 2021. Link to webpage with more information,including maps.

Date Ranger District/ Burn Name County Vicinity # of Acres
4/22/21 Jessieville - Winona- Fourche / Iron Springs Garland Jessieville 3
4/22/21 Mena-Oden / Mena VIS Polk Mena 75
4/22/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Dogwood 567 Scott Waldron 1139
4/22/21 Caddo- Womble / Camp ClearFork Garland Crystal Springs 11
4/22/21 Oklahoma / Carter Creek East 1 & 3 McCurtain Mt Herman, OK 1000
4/21/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Dogwood 3 Scott Waldron 1501
4/21/21 Oklahoma / Kulli McCurtain Pollard 617
4/21/21 Jessieville - Winona - Fourche / Lake Sylvia Perry Perryville 45
4/20/21 Oklahoma / Hunters Pool McCurtain Tom, OK 800
4/20/21 Mena-Oden / bogus 2 SP Yell Gravelly 69
4/13/21 Oklahoma / Carter Creek East SU1-3 McCurtain Hochatown, OK 974
4/13/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Dogwood 4 Scott Waldron 314
4/13/21 Mena - Oden / Macedonia Montgomery Sims 302
4/13/21 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 5 & 6 Montgomery Mount Ida 2426
4/12/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Rock Creek Unit 1 Perry Perryville 1347
4/12/21 Mena - Oden / Oxbow Yell & Montgomery Sims 3178
4/12/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Shiloh Scott Waldron 1080
4/12/21 Caddo - Womble / Little Fir 9 Montgomery Mount Ida 985
4/8/21 Mena-Oden/Blackfork 31 Scott Blackfoot 425
4/8/21 Poteau-Cold Springs/Fletcher 2 Scott Waldron 2476
4/8/21 Poteau-Cold Springs/Blue Moon 6 Scott Waldron 511
4/5/21 Caddo-Womble/Sharp Top 1 Montgomery, Garland Glenwood 3477
4/5/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche/Red Bank Montgovery Story 1259
4/5/21 Mena-Oden/Posey Polk Acorn 313
4/4/21 Poteau-Cold Springs/East Horseshoe Scott Waldron 3288
4/4/21 Mena-Oden/Holly Springs Burn Polk Acorn 243
4/4/21 Oklahoma/Lennox N, E, W Leflore Muse 6566
4/4/21 Caddo-Womble, Mount Ida 9 Garland and Montgomery Mount Ida 1568
4/3/21 Oklahoma / Blackjack S & W Link to webpage for trail closures LeFlore Talihina, OK 4217
4/2/21 Mena - Oden / West Grapevine Montgomery Oden 1759
4/2/21 Jessieville- Winona- Fourche / Red Bank units 2,3,5,6 Montgomery Story 1805
4/2/21 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 10 Garland & Montgomery Mount Ida 659
4/2/21 Poteau- Cold Springs / Shamshire Scott Waldron 3836
4/2/21 Oklahoma / Lennox N, E, W Link to webpage for trail closures LeFlore Muse, OK 6566
4/1/21 Mena-Oden / Mudlick Yell Gravelly 1220
4/1/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Andy Knight North Scott Waldron 3680
4/1/21 Jessieville - Winona- Fourche / Irons Fork Unit 3 Yell & Montgomery Story 1274
3/31/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Denton Creek 123 Scott Waldron 2832
3/29/21 Caddo-Womble / Eastern 1 Garland Crystal Springs 1850
3/29/21 Caddo-Womble / Crystal Mountain Garland & Montgomery Crystal Springs 2018
3/29/21 Caddo-Womble / Charlton Garland Mount Ida 72
3/29/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Andy Knight South Scott Waldron 3336
3/29/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Rock Creek Unit 2 & 3 Perry Perryville 2864
3/29/21 Mena-Oden / Blackfork 21 Scott Blackfork 1663
3/28/21 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 17 Montgomery Mount Ida 593
3/28/21 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 19 Montgomery Mount Ida 567
3/28/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Fox Hunter 124 Scott Waldron 2010
3/28/21 Poteau- Cold Springs / Denton Creek 765 Scott Waldron 1327
3/28/21 Oklahoma / Panther Creek II McCurtain Smithville 1497
3/27/21 Mena-Oden / Blackfork 21 Scott Blackfork 1663
3/24/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Mudd Creek North Line Scott Waldron 1251
3/24/21 Mena - Oden / Posey Hollow Polk Acorn 1788
3/22/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Lake Sylvia Perry Perryville 55
3/22/21 Mena-Oden / Far East Yell Acorn 732
3/21/21 Oklahoma / N Texas Adair Stillwell, OK 700
3/21/21 Mena - Oden / Blackfork Bravo Scott Blackfork 4562
3/21/21 Jessieville - Winona - Fourche / Irons Fork Unit 2S Yell/ Montgomery Story 1431
3/21/21 Caddo - Womble / Caddo Pond Montgomery Mount Ida 1134
3/21/21 Caddo - Womble / Bonnerdale Old Growth Montgomery Mount Ida 992
3/21/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / PCS Newman Scott Waldron 2280
3/21/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / PCS Fletcher Scott Waldron 2882
3/21/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Henry Mountain Scott Waldron 1889
3/20/21 Mena - Oden / Robertson Creek 2 Scott Parks 2428
3/20/21 Poteau - Cold Springs / Scottside Scott Waldron 3565
3/20/21 Caddo - Womble / Bear Den Mountain Montgomery Mount Ida 2049
3/20/21 Oklahoma / MCWA Whiteoak McCurtain Buffalo, OK 6817
3/20/21 Jessieville - Winona - Fourche / Wildcat Unit 4 & 5 Yell Rover 2588
3/19/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / West Bear Den Yell Story 1967
3/19/21 Mena - Oden / Black Saddle Scott Blackfork 321
3/19/21 Caddo-Womble / Mount Ida 18, 25, 29 Montgomery Mount Ida 2746
3/19/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Holmes Land Exchange Scott Waldron 208
3/19/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / PCS Fletcher North 21 Scott Waldron 642
3/16/21 Mena-Oden / Johnson Bluestem Scott Y-City 70
3/16/21 Jessieville-Winona-Fourche / Wildcat Unit 5E and 10E Yell Rover, Briggsville 416
3/9/21 Jessieville -Winona - Fourche / Irons Fork Unit 2 East Yell Aly 389
3/9/21 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 16 Montgomery Mt Ida 1883
3/9/21 Mena-Oden / Basin Hollow Polk Acorn 452
3/8/21 Mena - Oden / Johnson Creek 2 Scott Y-City 1,655
3/8/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Jack Pigeon Scott Waldron 5,462
3/8/21 Jessieville -Winona-Fourche / Site Prep 406 #1 and #2 Yell South of Havana 63
3/8/21 Oklahoma / Billy Creek LeFlore Hodgen 8,973
3/8/21 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 7 Montgomery Mt Ida 747
3/7/21 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 12 Montgomery Mt. Ida 1,832
3/7/21 Caddo-Womble / Little Fir 10 Montgomery Mt Ida 1,038
3/7/21 Jessieville - Winona- Fourche / Site Prep 1466 #3 Saline Perryville 20
3/7/21 Mena - Oden / Johnson Creek 1 Scott Y-City 1,642
3/7/21 Oklahoma / Billy Creek Link to webpage for trail closures LeFlore Hodgen 8,973
3/4/21 Oklahoma / Cedar Lake and Hodgen Ofc Link to webpage for trail closures LeFlore Hodgen 1,689
3/4/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / PCS Blue Moon Scott Waldron 2,042
3/4/21 Mena-Oden / Bogus Ridge Site Prep Yell Gravelly 202
3/3/21 Mena-Oden / North Irons Fork Polk Acorn 120
3/3/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Shamshire Regens Scott Waldron 113
2/5/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Fletcher Regens  Logan Booneville 206
2/3/21 Caddo-Womble / Seed Orchard Montgomery Mount Ida 691
2/3/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Andy Knight Regen 020221 Scott Waldron 283
1/14/21 Poteau-Cold Springs / Beau Champ Regen 11421 Scott Waldron 110

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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
4/12/21 Sylamore / Blanchard Stone Fifty-Six 46
4/12/21 Pleasant Hill / Arbaugh Fields Johnson Oark 368
4/12/21 Pleasant Hill / Sally Ann Johnson Lamar 262
4/12/21 Mount Magazine / Huckleberry Flat  Logan Magazine 1986
4/12/21 Buffalo National River / Pruitt Glade Newton Marble Falls 252
4/5/21 Big Piney/Bear Cat Searcy/Newton 8 miles NNW of Witt Springs 2562
4/5/21 Sylamore/Bear Pen East Stone Fifty-Six 755
4/3/21 Sylamore/Fifty-Six Stone Fifty-Six 2677
4/3/21 Big Piney/Middle Mtn North RX Pope Scottsville north 1345
4/2/21 Boston Mountain / Ragtown Franklin Cass 870
4/2/21 Sylamore / Cartwright - portions of N Sylamore Creek Trail closed - 870-757-2211 Stone Fifty-Six 1877
4/2/21 Pleasant Hill / Sally Ann Johnson Lamar 1637
4/2/21 Big Piney / Rotary Ann South Pope Scottsville 2321
4/2/21 Big Piney / Middle Mountain North Pope North of Scottsville 1345
3/29/21 Big Piney / Middle Mountain North Pope North of Scottsville 2345
3/29/21 Mount Magazine / Huckleberry Logan Midway 706
3/29/21 Mount Magazine / Slocum Springs Logan Corley 553
3/29/21 Pleasant Hill / Red Tree Johnson Oark 200
3/29/21 Sylamore / Birmingham Baxter Big Flat 5744
3/28/21 Sylamore / Bear Pen Baxter & Stone Fifty-Six 1821
3/24/21 Sylamore / Birmingham Blackline Baxter Big Flat 800
3/22/21 Sylamore / Ramsey Knob Stone Big Flat 285
3/21/21 Pleasant Hill / Big Flat West Johnson Oark 1870
3/21/21 Sylamore / Ramsey Knob Stone Big Flat 820
3/21/21 Mount Magazine / Prairie Yell Belleville 2327
3/20/21 Pleasant Hill / Rambo Rd Johnson Oark 1200
3/20/21 Sylamore / Ramsey Knob (500, 400, 300) Stone Big Flat 2853
3/20/21 Mount Magazine / West End Logan Magazine 959
3/16/21 Pleasant Hill / Big Flat - Black Line Johsnon Cass 300
3/16/21 Mount Magazine / Sheppard Logan Magazine 680
3/16/21 Boston Mountain / Whiskey Springs 2 Franklin Fern 59
3/16/21 Big Piney / Blue Gravel Woodland Conway Jerusalem 155
3/9/21 Pleasant Hill / Big Flat Johnson Cass 800
3/8/21 Pleasant Hill / Mountain Creek Franklin 2 mi. NE of Cass 1,901
3/8/21 Sylamore / Blanchard Visitor Center Stone Fifty-Six 90
3/8/21 Big Piney / Hess Knob Johnson Hwy 123 N of Hagarville 3,072
3/8/21 Boston Mountain / Deer East Franklin & Crawford 2.5 mi N of White Rock 1,374
3/8/21 Boston Mountain / Mill Creek Franklin & Crawford 5mi E of Mountainburg  3,021
3/7/21 Big Piney / Pilot Rock Johnson Hagarville 3,454
3/7/21 Big Piney / John Mountain Johnson Lost Corner 1,185
3/4/21 Mount Magazine / Tinker Logan Driggs 338
3/4/21 Boston Mountain / Blackburn Crawford Winslow 3,072
3/4/21 Pleasant Hill / Wolf Pen Johnson Oark 1,940
3/4/21 Big Piney / Meyer Branch Pope Solo 1,852
3/4/21 Mount Magazine / Sheppard Fields Logan Magazine 221
3/4/21 Boston Mountain / Whiskey Springs Crawford Chester  802
3/3/21 Boston Mountain / Alexander Mountain Blocks 1,2,5 Franklin & Crawford Fern 4,451
3/3/21 Boston Mountain / Lee Creek Pine Block 2 & 3 Crawford Cedarville 130
3/3/21 Pleasant Hill / Woolsey-Mayo Fields Franklin Oark 50
3/3/21 Pleasant Hill / Yale-Pool Fields Johnson Oark 43
3/3/21 Big Piney / Maupin Flat Pope Sand Gap 274
3/3/21 Big Piney / Wiley Pope, Van Buren, & Conway Appleton 994
2/25/21 Boston Mountain / Fort Smith Land Exchange Benton & Washington Fayetteville 132
2/25/21 Pleasant Hill / Baker - Woolsey Fields Johnson & Crawford Oark 55
2/24/21 Big Piney / Bearcat Fields & Black Lining Searcy & Newton Witt Springs 1000
2/24/21 Big Piney / Rotary Ann South -&Middle Black Lining Pope Simpson & Sand Gap 1500
2/24/21 Boston Mountain / Wedington Benton, Washington Siloam Springs, Wedington 105
2/23/21 Boston Mountain / Wedington Benton, Washington Wedington 190
2/5/21 Big Piney / Pilot Rock Black Lining Operation Johnson Hagarville 1000
2/3/21 Boston Mountain / Bald Knob Crawford Chester 571

Link to Prescribed fires for the Ouachita National Forest

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