Fire Management

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.

Wildfire FAQs

Map for Planned, Ongoing, and Completed Burns

The Southern Region Prescribed Burn Tracker is useful public-facing reference tool. This interactive map depicts planned, ongoing, and completed fire operations across lands managed by the Southern Region of the US Forest Service. It is updated daily as prescribed burns take place, and includes the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.

District Maps

Prescribed Fires on the Forests

For daily updates check our Facebook pages:


Ozark-St. Francis

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; account needed) -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

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.

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. More 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. Fire reduces dead vegetation, replenishes nutrients in the soil, stimulates new growth, and maintains biological diversity. To learn more about the science behind prescribed fire in the ecology and management of forests check out these pages:

Fire in Eastern Oak Forests—A Primer

Fire Science in Arkansas and Oklahoma