Fire Situation Report – December 2, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/30/16 thru 12/02/16 

 NE Area – 4 Fires Burned 20.6 Acres (3-Incendiary, 1-Structure)

EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 2.5 Acres (1-Escaped

SE Area – No New Activity

 Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity 

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No New Activity

 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 recorded on 11/30/16 thru 11/02/16

3 Fires Burned 109 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Controlled Burn, 1-Escaped Debris) Tecumseh FD Reporting

*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: Dry conditions this morning are expected to give way to increasing skycover and gradually increasing rain chances as a weather system moves up from the south moderating fire danger through the day providing for good probability of initial attack efforts. No significant fire weather is anticipated as variable winds not much more than 10 mph today and relative humidity values above 45% for much of Oklahoma will limit rate of fire spread. There are a few areas in northwest Oklahoma that my see relative humidity values near 30%; however fuel moisture should rebound quickly with sunset.

Into the weekend, precipitation chances increase resulting in diminishing fire danger across Oklahoma. Rainfall amounts are expected to be highest in southeast Oklahoma with much lighter precipitation expected across the northern 1/3 of the state. Nonetheless, reduced fire danger through the weekend is expected.

 County Burn Ban Activated: No Active Burn Bans

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    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 Forestry Services - ODAFF