Fire Situation Report – April 17, 2013


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/16/13 thru 04/17/13

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

One prescribed burn was completed yesterday:

Hunter’s Cabin (Atoka County) - Oklahoma Forestry Services completed firing operations yesterday on a 4,004-acre prescribed burn on the Hunter’s Cabin Unit in the McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area located in Atoka County. Today’s activities on the burn include fire effects monitoring, back-haul of equipment to the staging area and demobilization of excess resources.

* 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 04/16/13 thru 04/17/13

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - 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 problems are not expected in Oklahoma today.

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