Fire Situation Report – August 27, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services


PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/26/14 thru 08/27/14       


NE Area – 0 Fire Burned 0 Acres


EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres


SE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres


            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 08/26/14 thru 08/27/14


                No 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:


Rainfall, some heavy at times, falling across the Panhandle and into northwestern Oklahoma will mitigate fire danger potential in that area today, however the southwestern quarter of Oklahoma and some areas into central Oklahoma will again experience elevated fire danger indices today.  Drought impacted fuels in this area remain very dry combined with temperatures in the upper 90°’s to near 100° keeping fire danger present across this area.  Southeast winds around 10 mph and relative humidity values near 30% (up 10% from yesterday’s observations) will moderate spread potential and offer decent opportunities for success during initial attack.

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