Fire Situation Report – January 3, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/31/16 thru 01/03/17 

 NE Area – 2 Fires Burned 22 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 57.5 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 3-Escaped Debris)

 Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • Star Hollow Fire (Adair County) - 120 Acres, 100 Contained
  • Dry Creek Fire (Pushmataha County) – 150 Acres, 100% Contained

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • Big Branch Fire (Choctaw County) – 165 Acres, 100% Contained

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New 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 12/31/16 thru 01/03/17

  • 2 Fires burned 6 Acres (Cause: 2-Escaped Debris)– Roosevelt and Guymon FD’s Reporting

Statewide Discussion:  No significant fire danger expected today along with the expectation that initial attack on new wildfires should be successful. A cold front that moved through much of Oklahoma in the early morning hours resulting in steady to falling temperatures today will stall relative humidity values from dipping below 40% in all but a few locations. Very light precipitation or fog in many areas will also boost fine fuel moisture across much of western and central Oklahoma while some areas in southeast Oklahoma received a wetting rain in the last 24 hrs.

Wednesday is currently forecast to be dry; however cooler temperatures, sky cover and much lighter winds will continue to suppress fire danger ahead of a chance of light winter precipitation across Oklahoma Thursday evening into Friday.

This week appears to hold some promise for a rest from the fire danger experienced between Christmas and New Year’s. We are planning to issue the next Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report on Friday morning unless fire weather or fire occurrence warrants otherwise.

 No Active Burn Bans

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: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Forestry Services - ODAFF