This page will provide you with some of the local fires and burns happening across the White Mountains and within the Clay Springs Pinedale Fire District. This is not an all-inclusive list of burns. As we receive information on fires we will try to post the information here so that the public can plan their needs accordingly around these much-needed prescribed burns.
Wildfires of the White Mountains
Here is the current status of the 2022 Fire Season. As you can see it is predicted to be warm and dry this year. Please use extreme caution when you are working outdoors or are planning on having a fire. Remember to call in to the fire department and let us know when you would like to burn PRIOR to lighting the fire. That way we can check the forcasts and the conditions troughout our area and make sure it is safe for the communities for you to do so. For burning status please contact Chief Garvin at 928-205-5327 or Pinedale station at 928-739-4394. Failure to do so can result in the department being called out for an illegal or out of control fire and possibly even a fine from the county sheriff for illegal burning and wasting finite resources within the community. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
- Current drought status: Below average precipitation in January through March has allowed abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions (mainly across the AZ/UT border) to continue across northern Arizona.
- Fuel Conditions – Energy Release Component (ERC): ERCs are generally above average, but below record values for this time of year.
- Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks:
- April – Odds are tilted in favor of a drier and warmer than average April across Arizona.
- May through July – The extended outlook favors warmer than average conditions during fire season across Arizona with equal chances of above, near, or below average precipitation. However, the odds are tilted in favor of above average precipitation over southern Arizona during monsoon season (July-August-September).
- Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook: Above normal significant wildland fire potential is forecast to develop across central and southeastern Arizona in April.
Above normal significant wildland fire potential should then gradually spread into the White Mountains region by May, with the above normal significant wildland fire potential gradually spreading north and west into Yavapai County, the Mogollon Rim, and the Four Corners region by June.
For the time being, near normal significant wildland fire potential is expected along the Kaibab Plateau this fire season. By July, near normal significant wildland fire potential is expected with the onset of the monsoon season.
For more information about fires across the country please see InciWeb Incident Information page.
US Forest Service Public Information Page has many useful resources including an interactive map to help you visualize where the active fires are to your location.