Year to Date Data: (as of October 12, 2023)
2023: 1,659 wildfires - 176,939 acres burned
2022: 1,248 wildfires - 145,422 acres burned
2021: 1,774 wildfires - 524,428 acres burned
2020: 2,519 wildfires - 978,519 acres burned
***YTD and annual data reflect state, federal, and tribal jurisdiction reports***
Data provided through the Arizona Dispatch Center
Roadside Fire Data
Every year, we continue to respond to fires caused by dragging chains, tire blowouts and other vehicle-related incidents. This DFFM roadside fire map allows us to determine where we have the most issues with wildland fires on the roadways. We use this data to formulate where we need to provide additional prevention patrols during times of peak fire activity and to assist with roadside fire prevention marketing campaigns.
Driving and Wildfire Prevention Tips:
- Always check your tow chains to ensure they are secure. One spark is all it takes from a dragging chain to start a wildfire.
- Before getting on the road, check that your vehicle is in good working order, including the tires. Tire blowouts have also been known to cause wildfires.
- Never pull your vehicle off the road into vegetation. The undercarriage of the vehicle is extremely hot and can start a fire.
- Do not throw cigarette butts out the window. Keep our state free of litter and wildfires.
Additional Wildland Fire-Related Information
Southwest Interagency Coordination Center
National Products and Websites