Current Tonto National Forest Fire Information

Fire Information

Check for closures, alerts and fire restrictions. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Tonto National Forest.

Alerts and Closures


Be Responsible With Your Campfire

Fire Restrictions Explained

Fire Restrictions help land management agencies reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods of high or extreme fire danger. Fire restrictions often change quickly due to variable weather conditions

Fire Restrictions come in different stages and become more prohibitive with each stage. Most forests begin by implementing a Stage I Restriction. If conditions worsen, Stage II is implemented. There is no "Stage III" when conditions worsen further. Instead, a forest closure is usually the next step, in which case the public is not allowed to enter the boundaries of the national forest due to the fire danger.

Violators of fire restrictions are subject to fines and/or imprisonment. It's your responsibility to know before you go!

Fire Danger Levels Explained

We use 5 different color-coded levels to help the public understand fire potential. The purpose of this is for visitors to understand the current conditions and help mitigate their actions to prevent human-caused wildfires.