Fire Situation Report – September 29, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/28/15 thru 09/29/15       

 NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 3 Acres (1-Incendiary)

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 14 Acres (1-Incendiary)

 Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:    No Activity                                        

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 09/28/15 thru 09/29/15

                 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: 

Dry conditions and light winds will dominate today across Oklahoma with potential for rain showers and isolated thunderstorms creeping in this afternoon and evening in the Panhandle and northwestern counties as well as far southeastern Oklahoma.

 No significant fire activity is anticipated in the state today with the continuation of light winds moderating potential rates of fire spread.  Above normal temperature readings are expected to continue at 84°-89°.  Afternoon relative humidity values are not expected to fall below 30% preventing fine-dead fuels from dipping into critically dry levels.  In fact, a good portion of eastern Oklahoma will not see Rh values below 40% as dew point is expected to remain in the 60’s.

 Dry conditions through the latter part of summer and into early autumn have promoted drought indicators to develop that are particularly applicable to wildfire - especially along the southern tier of counties.  Generally light winds and relative humidity values remaining above 30% have mitigated the likelihood of significant fire activity in large part.  Precipitation chances begin to build in as we progress through the week; however chances right now appear to be least in the areas most in need of a wetting rain. 

 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