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Wildland Fire

The USDA Forest Service has been managing wildland fire on national forests and grasslands for more than 100 years.

Now, climate change is fueling unprecedented droughts, longer fire years and more severe wildfires. Alongside federal, state and local partners, USDA is aggressively suppressing new fires, while working to adapt communities, ecosystems to be more fire resilient and find solutions to the changing climate.

USDA coordinates fire response through the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and brings thousands of firefighters, support staff, air and ground resources to bear on wildfires across the country.

Because fire burns across jurisdictions and property lines, USDA fire suppression does not end on national forests and grasslands. USDA fights fire across the landscape, on public and private lands, and when requested, even in other countries.

Learn more about how USDA protects people, communities and resources at: www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/fire.

Press Releases

2020 Wildland Fire Year
Wildland Fire Information

Interactive Wildfire Map

Get the latest incident specific wildfire data, including personnel count, cost, acres, percent contained and structures threatened, from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's map.