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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Deer Head Fire

    For the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »

Fire Updates

Deer Head Fire - Rincon Mountains

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

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

The Deer Head Fire was detected on July 24, 2014. Fire updates, backcountry closure info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

News Releases

 
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

The Deer Head Fire was detected on July 24, 2014. Fire updates, backcountry closure info, maps, and photos are available on Inciweb.

News Releases

@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?

Snow on the spines of a Saguaro Cactus

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