Fire Situation Report – April 22, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 04/21/18 thru 0800 04/22/18  

NE Area – 

EC Area – No New Activity Reported

SE Area – 

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity 

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: 

  • 34 Complex (Woodward County) – 64,432 Acres (Est), 85% Contained
  • Rhea Fire (Dewey County) – 288,694 Acres (Est), 49% Contained 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 04/21/18 thru 04/22/18 

  • No New Activity Reported 

Statewide Discussion: 

Barring a very small portion of extreme southwest Oklahoma, as statewide wetting rain has occurred.  And, with no overnight freezing temperatures in the offing herbaceous growth is expected to occur in the parched west and again progress in the east.  No significant fire danger is anticipated today.
 
Temperatures will gradually warm into the upper-50°’s to low-60°’s today across Oklahoma.  Dew point temperature values in the 40’s and 50’s will also hold relative humidity values above 40% across the state furthering reduced fire danger today.  Lingering showers in the northeast will move out with a primarily dry day across the state although another opportunity for rain will come Tuesday into Wednesday.  No significant fire danger to be noted.
 
Oklahoma Forestry Services has assigned two Incident Management Teams to the largest fires in western Oklahoma.  The Southern Region Gold Team (Type 2 IMT) has been assigned to the 34 Complex. The Florida Forest Service Red Team (Type 1 IMT) is managing the Rhea Fire. These Teams are working under the authority of Oklahoma Forestry Services and are in unified command with the local fire departments affected by these incidents.
 
 

Resources: Resource Hotline (800) 800-2481

– OFS Suppression Groups (Woodward/Weatherford) - OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

3 – Air Attack Platform 2 - Type 1 Helicopters

4 – SEATs

 

Burn Ban Status:  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info

Remember…  ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires!  Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly.

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the

Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Forestry Services – ODAFF