Fire Situation Report – April 2, 2013

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/01/13 thru 04/02/13

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 1 acre (Cause: Escaped Debris Burn)

* 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 for Time Period 04/01/13 thru 04/02/13

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: No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received during the reporting period. Moisture continues to fall in many areas of Oklahoma today. The duration of this rainfall event will allow for a favorable rise in wildland fuel moistures, especially the large diameter (100-hour and 1,000-hour time lag) fuels. In addition, green up in herbaceous and grassy fuels will help to reduce fire danger across the state.

No fire control problems are expected today.

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

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