Fire Situation Report – April 18, 2014

Next report will be issued on Monday, April 21, 2014 unless conditions warrant.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/17/14 thru 04/18/14

NE Area – 1 fire burned 30 acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

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 04/17/14 thru 04/18/14

No Reported Activity

** - 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

Rainfall totals from the system that traversed the state yesterday proved to be negligible in large part and will not contribute much to advancing green-up, especially in western Oklahoma. Overall Fire danger today will be moderated with higher relative humidity values. The highest fire danger today will be centered in western Oklahoma west of Highway 81 where temperatures will be near 70° and gusty south winds will prevail.

The weekend will bring with it some unsettled weather and chances of precipitation beginning Saturday afternoon into Monday morning. Fire danger is not forecast to meet critical indices, but gusty winds ahead of the system may pose challenges to fire suppression operations should fires occur.

Special Note to Firefighters: Incident Commanders are encouraged to establish Leaders Intent when engaging tactical resources to ensure that subordinates have a clear understanding of the intent of their assignment.
Identify the TASK = What is to be done.Identify the PURPOSE = Why it is to be done.Describe the END STATE = How it should look when it is done. Trust your resources to make tactical adjustments to the plan based on situation awareness, hazard assessment, training and experience to reach the End State safely and effectively.

Special Note to the Public: Remember only YOU can prevent wildfires! Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly…

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