Fire Situation Report – August 28, 2014


                                     Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services


PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/27/14 thru 08/28/14       



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 08/27/14 thru 08/28/14


                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:


The highest fire danger today will straddle the southern half of the I-35 corridor from Cotton to Canadian Counties in the west and Seminole to Bryan Counties in the east ahead of a line of showers and storms that is working into western Oklahoma.  Decent rain chances for statewide coverage arrive today and will build from western Oklahoma heading east through the day tomorrow and into the evening for eastern parts of the state.



There is some optimism that rainfall will mitigate fire danger in large part over the Labor Day weekend for southwestern and south-central Oklahoma, however amount, coverage and duration will determine fire danger indices for the weekend. 


Special Note to Public: Preparing for outdoor activities over the Labor Day weekend should include some simple fire prevention tips:·    

  •      Campfires should be attended at all times and drown them out when finished.·   
  •      Ensure that trailer chains on boats and campers are securely attached and not dragging.  Check trailer brake     and wheel bearings for proper maintenance.· 
  •      If your ORV or dirt bike are equipped with spark arrestors, ensure that they are in place and operational. 

           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