Fire Situation Report – April 16, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/15/14 thru 04/16/14

NE Area – 2 fires burned 20.5 acres (Cause: 2-Debris Burning)

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 04/15/14 thru 04/16/14

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

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for 15 counties in western Oklahoma from 1:00 PM through 8:00 PM. In the warning area clear skies, temperatures in the low 70’s, south winds at 20-30 mph gusting to near 35 mph combined with low fuel moistures have the potential to promote rapid fire growth and some resistance to fire suppression efforts. The remainder of the state will be somewhat moderated with initial green-up underway, however warm and windy conditions will prevail. Tall grass and timber litter fuels are still viable and will support the potential for problematic fire behavior.

Special Note to Firefighters: When engaging in fire suppression operations, be sure that you are clear on instructions and assignments. Specifically, insure that you are informed on the strategy and employ tactics that achieve incident objectives.

Special Note to the Public: Outdoor burning in the Red Flag Warning area is strongly discouraged. Report any fires immediately to local fire departments.

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