Fire Situation Report – February 12, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/11/14 thru 02/12/14

NE Area – 0 fires

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’ fifteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** from recorded on 02/11/14 thru 02/12/14

No wildfires recorded during the reporting period

** - 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, dry, and breezy conditions over the next few days will melt any snow cover remaining from the recent winter storms. Moisture in the snowfall was meager and only dampened the light wildland fuels (1-hour and 10-hour timelag). Heavy fuels (1,000-hour timelag) remain critically dry over the majority of Oklahoma. The fire weather forecast for the next few days will dry the exposed light fuels to the point that they will be available to burn during the afternoon hours.

As of 8:00 a.m. this morning, four counties remain under a County Commissioner’s Burn Ban. 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