Fire Situation Report – January 12 – January 18, 2015


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/05/14 thru 01/12/14

NE Area – 2 Fires Burned 5 Acres (Cause: 2-Debris)
EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 8 Acres (Cause: 2-Debris)
SE Area – 5 Fires Burned 67.1 Acres (Cause: 5-Incendiary)
Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity
Fire Assistance Outside of the Protection Area: No Requests
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 01/05/14 thru 01/12/14
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:
No significant fire control issues are anticipated in Oklahoma at this time. Fire danger is not expected to materialize in most of Oklahoma through midweek. Elevated dew points combined with drizzle, fog and some snow chances will boost fine-dead fuel moisture and limit fire occurrence. Mid-week precipitation chances have potential to further suppress fire danger through the work-week ahead of a potential drying trend beginning around the weekend.

Special Note to Firefighters: The second issue of the Oklahoma Wildland Tailgate Series has been released. It is a good time to brush up on wildland skills with your personnel before the fire season kicks into full swing.

Go to and download your copy of “Engine Tactics”. While you are there, take a second to sign up for the email notification as well so that you will receive the next issue when it is released.

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