Fire Situation Report – February 17, 2020


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS 02/10/2020 thru 02/17/2020 

NE Area – 

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – 

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

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

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: 1 Rx Treating 100 Acres 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 02/10/2020 thru 02/17/2020 

  • No New Activity Reported
  • Minimal Wildfire Activity noted through media outlets

 

Statewide Discussion: A foggy start across western Oklahoma as well as areas in central Oklahoma will serve to stall development of fire danger today although clearing behind a cold front will open the door for relative humidity values in far northwestern Oklahoma to tap the 19-25% range briefly this afternoon. Given the fuel time-lag resulting in a very short period of fuels availability and absence of concerning wind speeds, any new wildfire activity is not expected to present undue suppression challenges. Moist atmospheric conditions, persistent sky cover and winds less than 15 mph will serve to stave off fire danger across most of central and eastern Oklahoma.

Given the current forecast data and composite fuel moisture scenario, development of elevated fire danger in Oklahoma this week will be very limited. While low precipitation chances are present this evening in the northern reaches of Oklahoma as well as the eastern edge of the state, higher chances are present later in the week. Cold and wet conditions expected Tuesday night into Wednesday along with mixed precipitation chances and another wet system this weekend are expected to continue to dampen fire danger concerns in the near-term.

Burn Bans:

*Cimarron County 

Refer to http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info for the most current burn ban information and links to specific burn ban proclamations.