Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/24/16 thru 03/25/16
NE Area – 0 fires
EC Area – 0 fires
SE Area – 0 fires
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 03/24/16 thru 03/25/16
burned 2 acres
(Causes: 1-Escaped Debris Burning; 1-Miscellaneous) Reporting Departments:
Meridian FD and Cordell FD
- 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.
Discussion: Oklahoma Forestry Services has established
a statewide area command in Oklahoma City to prioritize the allocation of state
and federal resources. State and Federal aircraft are
prepositioned across the state to support on-going and emerging incidents.
On large fire is currently receiving State
Creek (Woods County and State of Kansas) – Les Rogers’ Type II Incident Management
Team entered Unified Command with Freedom Fire Department and Woods County this
morning at 0700. Very little fire spread
occurred yesterday on the Oklahoma side of the fire due to firefighting efforts
concentrated in areas with high potential for fire movement. Mapping of the entire fire perimeter was
completed at 1030 hours yesterday morning.
The fire at that time had burned 397,420 acres in Woods County (OK),
Comanche County (KS), and Barber County (KS).
Oklahoma Forestry Services, County Wildland
Task Forces, Woods County, and the Oklahoma Army National Guard helicopters
were involved in the firefighting efforts in Oklahoma yesterday. Numerous
structures and livestock have been reported as lost. Damage assessments are planned for
Very High to Extreme fire danger will be exist
today west of a line from Osage County to Jefferson County. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for a large
portion of western Oklahoma from Noon to 8:00 p.m. today. In
and near this area expect relative humidity readings to drop into the upper
teens to low 20% range. South winds are
forecast in the 15-20 mph range with 30-40 mph wind gusts possible. Temperatures are forecast to be cooler today
in the 65-75 degree range. Any on-going fire or new fire starting in
this area has the potential to burn with extreme rates of spread and erratic
more information concerning today’s Red Flag Warning, click on the following
NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: County Wildland
Task Forces should anticipate mobilization today to on-going or emerging
incidents in western Oklahoma.
County Burn Bans currently in effect in Oklahoma: Harper County and Cimarron County. For the most current information on Burn Bans
click on the following link:
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: Mark Goeller, Assistant Director, Oklahoma
Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services
Posted on Fri, March 25, 2016
by Communications filed under