Fire Situation Report – April 4, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/03/14 thru 04/04/14

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 recorded on 04/03/14 thru 04/04/14

4 fires burned 8 acres (Causes: 4-Escaped Debris Burn) Reporting Department(s): Newcastle FD

** - 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 assistance were received yesterday.
Fire danger will be high this afternoon as the dry air in place over the state will allow cured fine fuels to be available to burn by late morning. Northeast to northwest winds are forecast this afternoon to be sustained at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. Temperatures are forecast to be in the 60 degree with relative humidity readings expected to drop into the low to mid-20% range this afternoon. Expect any fire this afternoon that starts in cured, fine fules to burn very intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.Fire danger on Saturday and Sunday is expected to be moderated by higher relative humidities, especially on Sunday. Fire control problems are not expected anywhere in Oklahoma over the weekend. Should conditions change from today’s forecast, an updated Fire Situation Report will be distributed.

Numerous counties remain under a County Burn Ban. For more Information 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, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services