Fire Situation Report – August 27, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/24/12 thru 08/27/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 2 fires burned 0.4 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Escaped Debris Burn)

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information. Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 08/20/12 thru 08/27/12

No wildfires reported during the reporting period.

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported 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 was light over the weekend. One request for State assistance was received on Friday afternoon:

Flat Rock (Wagoner County) – Two Oklahoma Forestry Services units (two Type 3 Dozers, two Type 6 Engines, and four firefighters) were dispatched from the Northeast Area to assist the Flat Rock Fire Department with this incident that was declared controlled Friday evening. This incendiary-caused wildfire burned 160 acres approximately seven miles southeast of Chouteau.

Many areas of Oklahoma received beneficial moisture over the weekend. Woody and herbaceous vegetation has temporarily greened up in many areas in response to the moisture which will significantly reduce fire danger for the short term.

No fire control problems are anticipated today anywhere in Oklahoma.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban remains in effect for the entire State of Oklahoma. For information concerning this ban 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, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services