Fire Situation Report – April 2, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/30/12 thru 04/02/12       

NE Area – 8 fires burned 313 acres (Causes: 7-Incendiary; 1-Escaped Prescribed Burn)

EC Area – 2 fires burned 910 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Campfire)

SE Area – 0 fires

One large fire occurred in the Protection Area during the reporting period:

Fat Cow (Pittsburg County) – This 900 acre incendiary-caused wildfire occurred on Saturday five miles southeast of Blanco.  Oklahoma Forestry Services’ East Central Area committed six firefighters, three Type 3 Dozers, and three Type 6 Engines to the suppression of this wildfire.  The fire’s size is attributed to late detection and the use of indirect suppression tactics necessitated due to rugged, steep terrain.

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information.  Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 04/01/12 thru 04/02/12

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported their information on the Oklahoma Forestry Services web-based Fire Reporting System.  Totals do not reflect the total acres burned or total number of fires that have occurred in Oklahoma. 

Statewide Discussion:  Initial attack was light during the reporting period.  No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received during the reporting period.

Fire control problems are not anticipated anywhere in Oklahoma today.

No County Burn Bans are currently in effect.  Click on the link listed below for the latest and most current Burn Ban information:  http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line:  1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by:  Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services