Fire Management

The Daniel Boone National Forest utilizes a variety of fire management tools including fire suppression, fire prevention and fuels management. The use of these tools, in combination, enhances protection of forest resources, homes and adjacent lands. The Daniel Boone National Forest averages approximately 150 wildfires annually which burn an average of 7,000 acres. Almost 80 percent of wildfires on the forest are attributed to arson. The Forest Service objective of fire suppression is "to safely suppress wildfires at minimum cost consistent with land and resource management objectives..."

Current Wildfires

There are currently no large fires on the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

Inciweb Incident Information System

Fire News

For the latest fire news look in our Alerts and Notices section or contact your local Forest Service Ranger Station or office, or click on one of the following dispatch centers:

National Fire Information

Fire Hire

The Forest Service hires permanent and seasonal firefighters. Seasonal job hirings are usually done by March every year.  Look for job series #0462, which includes most fire-related jobs in USAJobs.

Southern Area Incident Support Cache