Incident Information

For information about current fires in the Southern Region visit  the Southern Area Coordination Center


The Southern Area is one of ten geographic areas throughout the United States established to manage collaboratively wildland fire and other incident management activities such as natural disaster relief efforts. In addition to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Southern Area includes 13 states. These range from Virginia in the north, south to the Gulf states, and west to Texas. In western Oklahoma and Texas, only private lands and state units participate as part of the Southern Area - federal lands in this area coordinate activities through the Southwest Coordination Center in Albuquerque, NM.

Within the Southern Area, there are 35 National Forests, 2 National Grasslands, 1 Forest Service Institute, 143 National Wildlife Refuges, 98 National Park units, 13 State Forestry organizations, one Commonwealth, one Territory, 27 Tribal/Bureau of Indian Affairs units, two Bureau of Land Management units, 12 Regional Agency units, one Government Law Enforcement Training Center, six Department of Defense units, and one State Authority area - for a total of 348 units supported.