Fire Situation Report – April 23, 2013


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/22/13 thru 04/23/13

NE Area – 2 fires burned 10 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 22 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

* 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 04/22/13 thru 04/23/13

No fires recorded during the reporting 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: One request for State assistance was received yesterday from outside of the Protection Area. The Garvin Fire Department in McCurtain County requested assistance from the Forestry Services’ Southeast Area with suppressing a three acre wildfire that occurred west of Idabel.

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