Fire Situation Report – April 12, 2013


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/11/13 thru 04/12/13

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’ Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 04/11/13 thru 04/12/13

No fires reported during the time period

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported 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: Fire control issues are not expected in Oklahoma today.

Tomorrow fire danger will be high to very high west of a rough line from Alfalfa County to Harmon County in western Oklahoma. West of this line relative humidity readings in the low 40% range are expected. South-southwest winds are forecast to be sustained at 20-25 mph with gusts above 30 mph. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the low to mid-70s.

On Sunday, the highest fire danger will be west of a Woods County to Jefferson County line. Southerly winds are forecast to be sustained at 15-20 mph with gusts over 30 mph in some areas. The relative humidity is expected to drop into the upper 20% to low 30% range with temperatures from 80-90 degrees. In this area on Sunday, any fire starting in cured, continuous grassy fuels has the potential to burn very intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.

No Burn Bans are currently in effect. For information concerning burn bans click on the following link:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services