Fire Situation Report – December 8, 2015

 

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/07/15 thru 12/08/15

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 3.5 Acres (Cause: 1- Escaped Debris)
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – No Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area No Activity Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No ActivityOFS 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 12/07/15 thru 12/08/15

2 Fires Burned 1 Acres (Cause: 2-Misc.) Skiatook FD Reporting

** - 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 reside in the Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma where relative humidity values will fall below 30% (20% in the Panhandle) this afternoon coupled with warm temperatures 65°-70° and winds intensifying as they shift from southwest to north-northwest at 10-15 mph and gusting to near 20 mph.

Unseasonably warm temperatures will prevail statewide and unsheltered fine fuels are relatively dry and receptive to combustion as dry conditions continue to prevail. Areas west of I-35 will see relative humidity values fall into the 30-40% range promoting dry fine fuels; however wind speeds are not expected to be problematic as they shift from southwest to northwest during the day generally remaining around 10 mph with some occasional higher gusts. Relative humidity above 40% in eastern Oklahoma combined with wind speeds generally around 10 mph will provide moderate fire danger east of I-35.

Fire danger is expected to increase through the next few days with warm temperatures firmly in place along with shifting winds throughout the burning periods that will intensify through Friday.

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 Forestry Services - ODAFF