Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/29/16 thru 03/01/16
NE Area – 7 Fires Burned 192.6 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 2-Debris,
1-Escaped Burn, 1-Equipment)
EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 3 Acres (Cause: 1-Escaped Control Burn)
SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 23 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris)
Large Fire Activity
within the Protection Area
South Wesley Fire (Atoka
County) – 180 Acres, 100% Contained
East Lost Fire (Atoka
County) – 600 Acres, 100% Contained
Pine Top Fire (Pittsburg
County) – 640 Acres, 100% Contained
Big Ridge Fire
(Latimer County) – 400 Acres, 100% Contained
Fire Activity with OFS
Response outside the Protection Area:
Ralsten Fire (Creek
County) – 972 acres est., 20% Contained
Flat Rock Fire
(Wagoner County) – 300 Acres, 75% Contained
Lenora Fire (Dewey
County) – 100 Acres est., 65% Contained
3296 Rd. Fire (Lincoln
County) – 220 Acres, 100%
Lawson Fire (Payne
County) – 270 Acres, 100% Contained
Perry Lake Fire (Noble
County) – 330 Acres, 100% Contained
Cashion Fire (Logan
County) – 740 Acres, 100% Contained
OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:
1 Rx Fire Treating 120 acres (Sequoyah County)
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.
STATISTICS** from www.firereporting.ok.gov
recorded on 02/29/16 thru 03/01/16
Fires Burned 21 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris, 1-Equipment) Eldorado & Tecumseh 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: A storm
system moved across Oklahoma yesterday evening into the night that delivered
some precipitation across areas of the state with the highest amounts limited
to east-central Oklahoma and a few areas in south-central Oklahoma. Gusty winds
and falling relative humidity today will rapidly dry fuels in advance of
continued fire danger through the remainder of the week.
The highest fire danger today will lie in both
northwest and southwest Oklahoma where no rainfall was received. Relative humidity values as low as 16% will
result in very dry fuels this afternoon with fire weather indices this
afternoon near critical values. Temperatures will be slightly moderated from previous
days at 60°-64°. Gusty winds early in
the burning period will continue through the day with north winds 13-19 mph
gusting to 27 mph generally. Wind gusts
in southwest Oklahoma may reach 35 mph this afternoon. Wednesday appears to bring enhanced fire
weather with low relative humidity, warm temperatures and gusty south
winds. Most of northern and western
Oklahoma including the Panhandle have not received a wetting rain in a month
with some areas 2 ½ months. Fuels in
these areas are very dry and will pose resistance to suppression.
Special Note to Firefighters: With recent rains, soil moisture is high in some areas. Getting an engine stuck not only takes that
piece of equipment out of the firefight, but may result in a safety hazard if
making access to a fire in unburned fuels. Scout the area on foot prior to committing
engines and adjust tactics to take advantage of natural or man-made fuel breaks
such as roads, creeks and heavily grazed pastures.
OFS will have Task Force and Overhead
Personnel Resources prepositioned for response.
OFS will have fixed wing air-attack and
tanker resources available.
OHP and OFS personnel will have aerial
recon resources available.
National Guard rotor-wing aircraft will be
Contact the Incident
Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481 to request resources.
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 Tue, March 1, 2016