Fire Situation Report – December 1, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/26/14 thru 12/01/14

NE Area – 10 Fires Burned 238 Acres (Cause: 8-Incendiary, 1-Campfire, 1-Structure)

EC Area – 11 Fires Burned 372.1 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris, 8-Incendiary, 1-Equipment, 1-Smoking, 1-Other)

SE Area – 9 Fires Burned 51 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris, 8-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

Highway 2 (Haskell County) – 103 acres (100% contained), 4 miles North of Kinta. OFS Resources: 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Dozer

Power Line (Haskell County) – 140 acres (100% contained), 4 miles West of Whitefield. OFS Resources: 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Dozer

Fire Assistance Outside of the Protection Area

Red Hill (Haskell County) – 180 acres (100% contained), 6 miles North of Keota. OFS Resources: 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Dozer

Red Hill 2 (Haskell County) – 40 acres (100% contained), 6 miles North of Keota. OFS Resources: 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Dozer

Chouteau (Mayes County) – 30 acres (100% contained), 4 miles Southeast of Chouteau. OFS Resources: 1-Type 6 Engine, 1-Type 3 Dozer

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 11/26/14 thru 12/01/14

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:

Warm temperatures over the weekend have been replaced with sharply colder temperatures pushed in by a cold front over the course of the day on Sunday. Dry conditions will continue and hold fire danger in place despite the colder temperatures. Fire danger will be highest west of a line from Bartlesville in the north to Ardmore in the south once sky cover begins to dissipate by afternoon. Dry, dormant fuels, NNE winds around 12 mph gusting to 20 mph and relative humidity values in the mid-20% range will keep the risk of wildfire in place.Dry fuels remain present in southeastern Oklahoma; however sky cover present today will limit fire danger in large part.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