Fire Situation Report – April 21, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/18/14 thru 04/21/14

NE Area – 7 fires burned 644 acres (Cause: 6-Incendiary, 1-Debris Burning)

EC Area – 1 fire burned 1 acre (Cause: 1-Debris Burning)

SE Area – 1 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 04/18/14 thru 04/21/14

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:

Ahead of the weekend system that brought much needed precipitation to much of Oklahoma, fire activity spiked somewhat on Friday afternoon with combined suppression, prescribed fire and controlled burning activity.

Fire Assistance outside of the Protection Area: No Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area included the following fires:

Onion Hollow (Adair County) – 600 acres, Cause-Incendiary
Weekend precipitation and mild temperatures continuing today will lead to decreased fire danger throughout the state. While precipitation amounts will do little to improve persistent drought conditions, seasonal green-up is beginning to moderate the overall threat of fire danger for the near term. Today, light to moderate winds, relative humidity between 25 to 50% and temperatures in the 70’s will provide low fire danger in large part.

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