Fire Situation Report – April 15, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/14/14 thru 04/15/14

NE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

EC Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

SE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

OFS Prescribed Fire – No 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 04/14/14 thru 04/15/14

No Reports for this reporting period.

** - 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:

Fire Assistance outside of the Protection Area: No Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area included the following fires: No Activity

Fire danger will be highest today in far western Oklahoma and in the Panhandle area. Temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s combined with relative humidity values below 20% and SSW winds 14 – 20 mph gusting to near 30 mph will keep elevated fire danger in place today west of a line from Woodward County in the north and Jackson County in the south. While much of the state is advancing into spring green-up, the western counties including the Panhandle have yet to enter adequate green-up to reduce fire danger. Persistent drought conditions and lack of precipitation in western Oklahoma may keep elevated fire danger in place for some time. The rainfall map below that indicates the areas where consecutive days without 0.25” of precipitation exceeds 30 days will experience only limited green-up if any at all in the near term.

Special Note to the Public: Do not let the initial stages of green-up reduce your awareness to fire danger. Warm season grass (tall grass) and leaf litter are still viable fuels capable of supporting problematic fire behavior on warm and windy days.

County Burn Ban Information can be accessed at:

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 Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services