Fire Situation Report – December 31, 2013 (Period 12/27/13 thru 12/31/13)

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 12/27/13 thru 12/31/13

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 3 acres (Cause: Debris Burning)

* 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 for Time Period 12/27/13 thru 12/31/13

Statistics unavailable at the time of this report

** - 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: No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received during the reporting period.

The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Osage County to Jefferson County. Temperatures are forecast to climb into the 50-60 degree range. Relative humidity is expected to range from the mid-teens in Cimarron County to the low 30% range in the eastern most portions of the area described. Winds are forecast to be sustained from 15 to 20 mph with gusts near and above 30 mph. With today’s fire weather conditions, any fire starting today will burn intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.

No Burn Bans are currently in effect. For information concerning burn bans click on the following link:

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