Fire Situation Report – April 28, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/25/14 thru 04/28/14

NE Area – Information Not Available At Time of Report

EC Area – 0 fires 0 burned acres

SE Area – Information Not Available At Time of Report

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 04/25/14 thru 04/28/14

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

There are no significant fire control issues anticipated for today. In large part rainfall from weekend storms did not produce in western Oklahoma including the Panhandle. Elsewhere in the state, rainfall totals ranged from 1.0+ inches in Latimer County to just over one-tenth in parts of Pottawatomie County. Green-up and weekend precipitation in eastern and central Oklahoma will moderate fire danger today however gusty WNW winds around and above 20 mph combined with relative humidity falling to around 26% for most of Oklahoma and lower further west will keep potential for fire occurrence in place.

Special Note to the Public: Oklahoma Forestry Services will unveil the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (SouthWRAP). SouthWRAP is a new online tool for use by citizens, community leaders and emergency response personnel to evaluate wildfire risks in their community. This free tool is designed to make it easy to assist user groups in identifying risk reduction measures that they can take to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. SouthWRAP is easy and free, and it will be available online beginning June 1st.

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