Fire Situation Report – July 16, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 07/15/14 thru 07/16/14       

NE Area – 0 Fire Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres       

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 4 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:  No activity

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

 FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** from recorded on 07/15/14 thru 07/16/14

No Wildfire Activity Reported

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have recorded 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:

The much anticipated system bringing potentially heavy rainfall has begun to work across Oklahoma.  Precipitation is presently falling in western Oklahoma moving eastward and rain chances will continue into Thursday evening and on into Friday for parts of southeast Oklahoma.  Statewide coverage of approximately 1” with some areas potentially receiving much more are possible.

 No fire control issues are anticipated today.

 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 Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services