Fire Situation Report – April 22, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/21/14 thru 04/22/14

NE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acre

EC Area – 0 fires burned 0 acre

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 04/21/14 thru 04/22/14

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

No fire control issues are anticipated today throughout much of Oklahoma. The highest fire danger will exist in the Panhandle today where temperatures in the 80’s, southerly winds around 17 mph gusting to near 30 mph and relative humidity values in the mid-20% range will prompt enhanced drying of fuels. Ahead of the weather system that will enter the state tomorrow, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning effective for Wednesday, April 23 in Cimarron County including Boise City coupled with a Fire Weather Watch for much of the Panhandle area.

Fire danger tomorrow will be dependent upon the establishment of the dryline. Areas west of the dryline should anticipate the potential for elevated fire danger brought on with dry fuels, warm temperatures, strong/gusty winds and single digit relative humidity.

Special Note to Firefighters: Communication is a critical element to responsibly provide for firefighter safety and operational effectiveness. Employ the five communication responsibilities of all personnel engaged in fire suppression action:
Brief others as needed.Debrief your actions.Communicate hazards to others.Acknowledge messages.Ask if you don’t know.

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