Fire Situation Report – August 28, 2012


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/27/12 thru 08/28/12

NE Area – 1 fire burned 0.5 acres (Cause: Lightning)

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* 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 www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 08/27/12 thru 08/28/12

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 remained light throughout the state yesterday and no requests for state assistance were received.

Fire danger today will be highest in roughly the northwest one-half of the state. Relative humidity values today are expected to drop into the low to mid-20% range. East-northeast winds sustained from 10-15 mph are forecast. The highest gusts this afternoon are forecast for the area southwest of Oklahoma City along the I-44 corridor. Temperatures are expected in the low to mid-90s. Any fire starting this afternoon in this area has the potential to burn very intensely with moderate rates of spread. Fire danger and spread rates will be reduced in areas where rainfall has occurred and live vegetative fuels have greened up,

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:

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, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services