Fire Situation Report – April 7, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/04/14 thru 04/07/14

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 4 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

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 04/04/14 thru 04/07/14

No fires 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 assistance were received during the reporting period.
The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Grant County to Beckham County. Very little to no moisture fell in this area over the weekend. This afternoon’s relative humidity is expected to drop into the 20-30% range with north-northwest winds this afternoon sustained at 20-30 mph with gusts from 30-40+ mph. Temperatures are forecast to be in the 60 degree range this afternoon. Expect any fire this afternoon that starts in cured, fine fuels to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread. Numerous counties remain under a County Burn Ban. 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