Fire Situation Report – April 25, 2013


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/24/13 thru 04/25/13

NE Area – 1 fire burned 0.1 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* 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 04/24/13 thru 04/25/13

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: No requests for State assistance or reports of unusual fire activity were received yesterday.

The highest fire danger today will be seen in northwest Oklahoma in the following counties: Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, and Ellis. Southerly winds are forecast to be sustained at 20-25 mph with gusts above 30 mph. The relative humidity is expected to drop into the middle teens with temperatures in the 45-50 degree range. In and near this area today any fire starting in cured, continuous fuels has the potential to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread.

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