Fire Situation Report – April 24, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/23/14 thru 04/24/14

NE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

EC Area – 2 fires burned 1.1 acres (Cause: 2-Debris)

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 04/23/14 thru 04/24/14

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

The highest fire danger today will exist from Woodward County west through the Panhandle where rainfall amounts were negligible at best combined with relative humidity values near 13%, temperatures topping out in the low 70’s and northwest winds 12-16 mph. Fire control issues are not anticipated in the remainder of the state. Southwest Oklahoma received approximately 0.25” of precipitation yesterday with some locales receiving nearly 1.0”. Precipitation amounts combined with moderate night-time temperatures will prompt some improving green-up in that area. Green-up continues to progress in other areas of the state reducing the wildfire threat for now.
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Special Note to the Public: The “Spring Clean” is a perfect time to begin implementing Firewise planning and preparations around your home. Visit http://www.forestry.ok.gov/firewise to access tips and techniques for making your home Firewise.

County Burn Ban Information can be accessed at: 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: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services