Fire Situation Report – April 10, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/09/14 thru 04/10/14

NE Area – 4 fires burned 110 acres (Causes: 3-Incendiary; 1 Escaped Debris Burn)

EC Area – 1 fire burned 75 acres (Cause: Escaped Controlled Burn)

SE Area – 0 fires

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: Lake Stanley Draper (Oklahoma County) – 156 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** from recorded on 04/09/14 thru 04/10/14

No wildfires recorded yesterday.

** - 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: No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for assistance were received yesterday.
The highest fire danger today will be south of a line from Ottawa County to Harmon County. Ahead of an approaching cold front south-southwest winds are forecast at 20-25 mph with gusts near and above 30 mph. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the 80 degree range. This afternoon’s relative humidity expected to drop into the single digits in southwest Oklahoma, with 20-30% in the remainder of this area. In addition, behind the cold front a wind shift is forecast to bring northerly winds from 15-20 mph with higher gusts. Expect any fire this afternoon that starts in cured, fine fuels to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread and erratic fire behavior. Also, on any on-going fire, be prepared for a possible wind shift with a corresponding change in the fire’s main direction of spread. Numerous counties remain under a County Burn Ban. For more Information click on the following link:

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