Fire Situation Report – January 11, 2016


                                     Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services




PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/23/15 thru 01/11/16       


NE Area –         No Activity

EC Area –         No Activity

SE Area –         3 Fires Burned 35 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary)


  • Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area   -  No Activity


  • Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 
    • 1 Fire Burned 30 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)


  • 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 12/23/15 thru 01/11/16


            3 Fires Burned 3 Acres (Cause: 3-Debris) Tecumseh & Skiatook FD’s 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:

Precipitation, cold temperatures and persistent sky cover have held fire danger at low thus far in 2016.  The week ahead includes rising temperatures and somewhat less sky cover.  Relative humidity values are expected to stay above levels of concern; however areas of eastern and central Oklahoma will see development of receptive grass fuels.
 A system moving in late week will bring cold temperatures with only limited chances of precipitation at this time.  Until then, timber litter fuels are not expected to pose any significant threat and grass fuels will offer limited fire danger with short afternoon burning periods.  Significant fire activity is not expected through the week.  The Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will be updated as fuel conditions, fire weather or fire activity dictates.
Special Message to Firefighters:
 Soil moisture is very high due to recent precipitation, and with winter dormancy little soil moisture is being utilized leaving soft ground.  Scout firelines prior to committing engines and equipment.  Whenever possible, attack from the black and consider indirect tactics if necessary.




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