Fire Situation Report – April 9, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/08/14 thru 04/09/14

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 0.3 acres (Cause: Electrical)

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 04/08/14 thru 04/09/14

1 fire burned 25 acres (Cause: Electrical) Reporting Department(s): Rocky Fire Department

** - 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.
The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Alfalfa County to Cotton County. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the following counties: Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Major, Woodward, Ellis, Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Washita, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Tillman, Jackson, Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, In and near this area this afternoon’s relative humidity is expected to drop into the teens with south-southwest winds sustained at 20-25 mph with gusts near and above 30 mph. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the 80 degree range. Expect any fire this afternoon that starts in cured, fine fuels to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread and erratic fire behavior.For more information about the Red Flag Warning in Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties, visit the National Weather Service’s Amarillo Forecast Office at: For more information about the Red Flag Warning in the remainder of the warned counties, visit the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast Office at: SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Outdoor burning in the warned area is strongly discouraged today. Any fire started today has the potential to easily escape control. Please be cautious today with any outdoor activity that could spark a wildfire. 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