Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/04/16 thru 02/05/16
NE Area – 1 Fires Burned 6 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris)
EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 10
Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)
SE Area – 4 Fires Burned 187 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary)
Fire Activity within the Protection Area
Cavanal Fire (LeFlore County- 2,586.7 Acres (increase in acreage with
improved mapping), 90% Contained
Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No Activity
- OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No
- 1 Rx Fire Treating 115 Acres
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**
recorded on 02/03/16 thru 02/04/16
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 fuels
are in place statewide and moderate to high fire danger will develop this afternoon. The highest fire danger will lie south and
west of a line from Beckham County to Osage County. Temperatures on the upper-50°’s, mostly sunny skies and relative humidity in the 27%-32%
range will result in receptive fuels and active combustion in fine fuels. Winds are expected to be lighter than what we
have experienced at 9-15 mph out of the south and offer good opportunity for
successful initial attack.
weekend, a brief chance of precipitation will move across the state with a weak
cold front this evening into the early morning hours on Saturday. Winds will briefly shift to the northwest and
then settle in at westerly 5-10 mph during the peak of the burning period. Relative humidity will be lowest across
western an southwest Oklahoma.
Sunday poses and increasing fire danger
threat as wind speeds and atmospheric instability will promote the potential
for rapid fire growth. North winds around 25 mph gusting 30-40 mph will support
extreme rates of fire spread bolstered relative humidity values falling to 25%
during the peak of the burning period.
At this time it appears that the highest fire danger on Sunday will
reside across western Oklahoma including
the Panhandle as well as the majority of northern Oklahoma.
Special Note To Fire Fighters: County Wildland Task Force resources should
prepare for potential mobilization Sunday afternoon. While critical fire
weather conditions may not be fully met, significant fire activity should be
are no Burn Bans currently in effect in Oklahoma. For the most current information on Burn Bans
click on the following link: Burn Ban Information
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
Posted on Fri, February 5, 2016
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