Fire Situation Report – April 29, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/28/14 thru 04/29/14

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: 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 04/28/14 thru 04/29/14

No wildfires recorded during the reporting period.

** - 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: No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received from outside of the Protection Area during the reporting period.
Fire danger will be highest today west of a line from Alfalfa County to Cotton County. Today’s forecast calls for very strong, gusty north-northwest winds sustained at 25-35 mph with gusts near and above 50 mph. Very little green up in wildland fuels has occurred in this area. Relative humidity is expected to drop into the 20% range with temperatures ranging from 55-65 degrees. Today’s fire weather will approach Red Flag Warning conditions in several counties. A Red Flag Warning may be issued later today for parts of this area should the fire weather deteriorate from today’s forecast. In and near this area this afternoon expect any fire that starts in cured, fine fuels to burn intensely with rapid rates of spread.SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Outdoor burning today in the area described above is strongly discouraged. Strong, gusty winds combined with dry wildland fuels may allow any fire started in or near cured vegetation to quickly spread and easily escape control. Four counties remain under a County Burn Ban: Alfalfa, Custer, Roger Mills and Cimarron. For more Information 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, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services