Fire Situation Report – April 29, 2013

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 04/26/13 thru 04/29/13

NE Area – 0 fires

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 for Time Period 04/26/13 thru 04/29/13

No fires reported

** - 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 during the reporting period.

The highest fire danger today will be seen in Ellis County and Harmon County. In these two counties very little moisture has been received in the last several weeks. Vegetation is still quite dry and will be responsive to this afternoon’s fire weather conditions. Relative humidity is expected to drop into the high teens to low 20% range with very warm temperatures reaching 90+ degrees. In addition, winds are forecast to be sustained from the south-southwest at near 20 mph with gusts near and above 30 mph. In and near this area this afternoon, any fire starting in cured, continuous grassy 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:

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