Fire Season Has Come to Arizona

We welcome all our visitors to the Grand Canyon and the state of Arizona. You will notice the air is drier here. In fact, everything is drier here

Closing down the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for the winter
Monsoon season at the Grand Canyon
Mandatory Water Restrictions at Grand Canyon

Smoke rises from the Goodwin Fire which had prompted the evacuation of the town of Mayer, Arizona, U.S. June 27, 2017. Picture taken June 27, 2017. Arizona Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS

We welcome all our visitors to the Grand Canyon and the state of Arizona. You will notice the air is drier here. In fact, everything is drier here. The plants, the trees, your skin! Please be aware of the extreme fire hazard that exists during the months of April through November. A simple thing such as a lit cigarette butt thrown out the window can change the landscape for decades. By the way, if someone sees you do that and reports it to the police, it’s considered felony littering. Did you know you are not supposed to pull off the side of the road and leave the motor running. That simple act can set fire to the grass and spark a wildfire that could consume thousands of acres. Smokey Bear is not kidding when he says the fire danger is very high. Here are a few tips to help you during your visit.

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Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches

Fires ignited under these conditions, even accidentally, would exhibit EXTREME fire behavior. Limit or restrict all activities that may generate a spark and start a fire.

Follow all fire restrictions that may be in effect and use caution when working or recreating outdoors.


 The Use of Fireworks, Exploding Targets & Incendiary Devices*is NOT ALLOWED on Federal Public Lands at Anytime.

[US Forest Service, BLM, National Parks/Monuments, etc.]

*Incendiary devices in many areas often include exploding targets and other exotic ammunition.

Fire & Incident Information:

Arizona Emergency Information Network

Arizona’s online source for real-time emergency updates, preparedness and hazard information.

Southwest Area Coordination Center

   [Southwest Area = Arizona, New Mexico, portions of West Texas and Oklahoma]

The Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources between the twelve Federal and State Dispatch Centers of the Southwest Area and, when necessary, the National Coordination Center in Boise, ID, for assignment throughout the nation.

Located in Albuquerque, NM, the SWCC mobilizes resources for wildland fire, prescribed fire, and other all-risk incidents.  In addition, the Center provides Predictive Services and Intelligence related-products in support of incident management decision-making for wildland fire managers and on-the-ground wildland firefighters.

National Incident Management Situation Report


If You Fly, We Can’t 

InciWeb (Arizona Incidents)
InciWeb is an interagency system that tracks high-visability, high-complexity and/or long duration incidents.  The agency and/or incident management team assigned to the incident is responsible for initiating and maintaining information on InciWeb.
Incident information includes photographs, maps, overviews, announcements and closures as needed.

Not all ongoing fires/incidents in Arizona will appear here

Click Incident Name below for more information.

Information that appears here is directly fed from Inciweb via RSS.   


Before –  During –  After a Wildfire

Fire Maps

How To Help

Resources for the Media

Smoke & Air Quality

Fire Weather & Outlooks

Frequently Asked Questions

Fire Prevention Information

Wildfire Resources for Children and Teens

[Includes Resources for Parents & Teachers]

Do More to Give Your Home and Your Community A Fighting Chance Against Wildfire


“Living with Wildfire” [pdf]

A publication designed to help homeowners live more safely by taking precautions.

@WildlandFireAZ #AZFire

 The Maps Below Represent Land Jurisdictions of Most of Our Interagency Parnters.

Click the Map to View the Contact Information for the Agency/Jurisdiction.