Welcome to the Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management Website. Our mission is to provide safe, efficient and economical fire management while sustaining, protecting and restoring ecosystems.

Watch California Forest News

California Forest News is a video series exploring fire and fuels management and other topics related to National Forests in California.

Current Wildland Fire Information

Up to date and specific information about fires and other incidents can be accessed at InciWeb and on our X Fire News Page.  Also, visit our incident information page to find out more how incidents are managed.

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view.

  • Smoke & Air Quality

    Smoke from a prescribed fire surrounds a green Forest Service fire engine parked on a road in a forested area.

    Did you know that there are steps you can take to prepare for smoke, just as you would for a fire? Trace smoke to its sources and learn more about air quality advisories near you.

  • Traveling in a burned area

    A young boy is hiking through a burned area on the Lassen National Forest.

    A burned landscape presents a number of safety hazards that either did not exist prior to the fire or have been exacerbated by the effects of the fire.

  • Fire Hire

    Three firefighters wearing protective yellow Nomex shirts and carrying firefighting tools are smiling at the camera.

    A highly skilled, hardworking cast of thousands is needed to battle wildland fires. The Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management program requires talented people working safely together to be successful.

  • Fire Management

    Two firefighters wearing protective Nomex shirts are talking to each other and over a handheld radio.

    This page includes elements pertaining to fuels and fire ecology, fire use, firefighter training, safety, technology, terminology, and other wildland fire information.

  • Aviation

    A red helicopter and helitack crew crouching around supplies are seen together at the Trinity Helitack Base.

    The Regional Aviation program maintains the highest of standards in safety, training, certification, operating procedures, equipment and program management in support of the Forest Service mission.

  • Fire Prevention

    Smokey Bear is seen next to a green Forest Service truck in Lytle Creek Canyon on the San Bernardino National Forest.

    The Pacific Southwest Region (R5) Fire Prevention Program is directed at reducing the incidence of human caused fires, through personal contact, reduction of fuel hazards, and law enforcement.



InciWeb logo

InciWeb is an interagency website that provides 'one-stop shopping' for incident information to internal and external audiences. It's primarily used for wildfires, prescribed fires and fire-related incidents.

InciWeb is a source for incident and contact information, news releases, closure information, photos, maps and videos for incidents that occur on federal, state, tribal and local jurisdictions.

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Wildfire Risk to Communities

Wildfire Risk to Communities

Wildfire Risk to Communities is a free, easy-to-use website with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. The website was created under the direction of Congress and is designed as a starting point to help community leaders assess and reduce risk to homes, businesses, and other valued resources.

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