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    National Park Arizona

Fire Updates

Rincon Mountain District Wildfires

 
Deer Head Fire on July 26, 2014.  Fire staying low to ground with mild fire behavior

Deer Head Fire, July 26, 2014, NPS Photo by Jason Thivener

Saguaro National Park 24-hr Fire Info Hotline (recorded message): (520) 733-5150

The 1,097 acre lightning-ignited Deer Head Fire was first detected on July 24, 2014. It was contained on Aug 15. Fire info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

The 30 acre lightning-ignited Jackalope Fire was first detected on July 31, 2014. It was contained on August 2. Fire info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

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Wildfire Prevention is all our responsibility

  • Campfires are permitted only in picnic areas where fire grates are provided. Fires must never be left unattended and must be completely extinguished upon departure. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave! Stir, drown, and repeat until cold.
  • If you smoke, please practice Leave No Trace principles by packing out cigarette butts.
  • Use and possession of fireworks if prohibited year-round.

Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors Safely During Fire Season

Saguaro National Park 24-hr Fire Info Hotline (recorded message): (520) 733-5150

Saguaro National Park Fire Information on Inciweb

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@NPSFireSW Twitter Updates

AZ Fire Information and Restrictions

@wildlandfireAZ Twitter List with #AZFire Updates

Inciweb Updates for Large Fires in Arizona

Maps & Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth

Frequently Asked Questions

Saguaro National Park Fire Management

Did You Know?

Javelina

"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.