Fire Situation Report – April 20, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/16/15 thru 04/20/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – No Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity

Large Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No Activity

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 04/16/15 thru 04/20/15

No Fire 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:
Dry air will be present across Oklahoma today with afternoon relative humidity values settling to 25% in western counties to 35% in eastern counties; however cooler temperatures, relatively light winds and a boost in fuel moisture from rainfall late last week and over the weekend will limit overall fire danger. No significant fire control issues are anticipated today.

Green-up and leaf-out has progressed rapidly in the eastern half of Oklahoma and improving in western areas of the state with recent rains and warm temperatures. Increasing herbaceous fuel moisture in grass fuels and shading from leaf-out in timbered areas will serve to limit fire danger this week. Precipitation chances will be present for the bulk of the week across Oklahoma with the possibility of thunderstorms present.

We will issue the next update of the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report on Friday, April 24, 2015 unless fire weather or fuel conditions merit update prior.

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