Fire Situation Report – December 2, 2013 (for 11/26/13-12/2/13)


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 11/26/13 thru 12/02/13

NE Area – 2 fires burned 1.1 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Misc.)

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’ 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 11/26/13 thru 12/02/13

No fires recorded 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: One request for aerial suppression assistance was received on during the reporting period. However, the Incident Commander cancelled the request as more personnel arrived on-scene to assist with the suppression effort.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for Tuesday afternoon (December 3rd) for the following counties in southwest Oklahoma: Roger Mills, Custer, Beckham, Washita, Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, Jackson, Tillman, Comanche, and Cotton. Tuesday’s fire weather forecast in these counties calls for southerly winds sustained from 18-23 mph with gusts near 25 mph, temperatures from 65-78 degrees and relative humidity in the 15-22% range. Any wildfire starting tomorrow in and near the counties listed above has the potential to spread rapidly, burn very intensely with erratic fire behavior. A Red Flag Warning may be issued by the National Weather Service as more information about tomorrow’s forecast is received.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Outdoor burning is discouraged tomorrow in and near the counties currently under the Fire Weather Watch. Tomorrow’s conditions could allow any fire intentionally started to easily escape control.

No Burn Bans are currently in effect. For information concerning burn bans 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