Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/27/16 thru 02/28/16
NE Area –
EC Area – Complete Statistics Not Available at Time of Report
SE Area –
Large Fire Activity
within the Protection Area
Fire (Mayes County) – 300 Acres, 75% Contained
Fire (Cherokee County) – 900 Acres, 75% Contained
Fire Activity with
OFS Response outside the Protection Area:
Fire (Payne County) – 270 Acres, 40% Contained
Lake Fire (Noble County) – 330 Acres, 30% Contained
Fire (Logan County) – 740 Acres, 30% Contained
OFS Prescribed Fire 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**
recorded on 02/27/16 thru 02/28/16
2 Fires Burned 11 Acres (Cause:
1-Equipment, 1-Debris) Cleveland & Tecumseh FD’s Reporting
Wildfire Activity was noted in media outlets.
- 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: Marginal moisture recovery overnight, a
passing cold front and fire weather conditions today will result in continuing
fire danger. The highest fire danger
today will reside along and north of I-40 in eastern Oklahoma and west of I-35
spanning all of western Oklahoma. A cold front that is moving across northwest Oklahoma will move
through the state resulting in winds shifting from the south to north at 15-20
mph with some potential for gusts near 30 mph.
Moderate overnight temperatures will increase to 71°-78° with clear skies.
Relative humidity values this afternoon will fall to 18-26% in western
Oklahoma, 25-31% in northeastern counties and remain above 35% in southeastern
marginal moisture recovery, shifting winds and continued above normal temperatures
will result in a burning period that begins early in the day and will last into
the evening. Fire behavior may be
erratic as the frontal boundary passes accompanied by a change in direction of
spread. When patrolling fires from
yesterday, particular attention needs to be given to the south and east areas
especially where large fuels and timber fuel types are present.
Special Note to Firefighters:
- County Wildland Task Force Resources should be prepared
- OFS will have Task Force and Overhead Personnel Resources
prepositioned for response.
- OFS will have fixed wing air-attack and tanker resources
- OHP and OFS personnel will have aerial recon resources
- National Guard rotor-wing aircraft will be available.
Contact the Incident
Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481 to request resources.
Harper County has issued a county burn ban. For the most
current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information
**NOTE: Some municipalities have enacted local
outdoor burning bans. Check with your
local authorities prior to conducting outdoor burning activities.
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).
by: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma
Forestry Services - ODAFF
Posted on Sun, February 28, 2016
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