Fire Situation Report – August 29, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/28/14 thru 08/29/14

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 80 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 4 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)

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 08/28/14 thru 08/29/14

No activity reported.

** - 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:
Rain occurring in the areas of highest concern, elevated relative humidity and light winds combine to reduce overall fire danger today. Precipitation chances are diminishing in western Oklahoma and move east today and tonight into central and eastern Oklahoma suppressing fire danger today over much of the state.Fire danger is expected to remain moderated statewide over the Labor Day weekend, however Sunday afternoon may present an elevated fire danger scenario for the Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma with temperatures in the mid-90°’s, winds southwest 15-25 mph gusting to 30 mph and afternoon relative humidity values 18-25%.Should conditions change or merit updates over the holiday weekend, additional Situation Reports will be issued.

 Special Note to Public: Preparing for outdoor activities over the Labor Day weekend should include some simple fire prevention tips:·

  • Campfires should be attended at all times and drown them out when finished.· Ensure that trailer chains on boats and campers are securely attached and not dragging.
  • Check trailer brakes and wheel bearings for proper maintenance.·
  • If your ORV or dirt bike are equipped with spark arrestors, ensure that they are in place and operational.

 

Remember… ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires! Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly.

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