Fire Situation Report – April 8, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/07/14 thru 04/08/14

NE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

EC Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

SE Area – 0 fires burned 0 acres

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 04/07/14 thru 04/08/14

1 Fires burned 25 acres (Cause: Escaped Debris Burn) FD’s Reporting: Rocky VFD

** - 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:
Initial attack has been moderated by precipitation covering the majority of the state over the weekend and through yesterday evening as well as green-up occurring in short-grass fuels especially east of I-35.

Fire Assistance outside of the Protection Area: No Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area included the following fires: No Activity

Fire Weather will begin to creep back in and elevate over the next few days. Gusty northwest winds today coupled with temperatures near 70° and relative humidity falling into the low to mid-20% range will prompt significant drying of fuels. The highest fire danger today will be focused along and east of the I-35 corridor to approximately Hwy. 99 (Osage County in the north to Marshall County in the south). Tall grass and unsheltered fine fuels will quickly dry and support the potential for rapid fire growth due to decreasing relative humidity and winds gusting to near 30 mph this afternoon.

County Burn Ban Information can be accessed at: 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: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services