Fire Situation Report – February 2, 2012

Fire Situation Report – February 2, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/01/12 thru 02/02/12

NE Area – 1 fire burned 0.2 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

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

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 01/31/12 thru 02/01/12

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - 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 Harper County to Cotton County. In and near this area winds are forecast to be sustained from the southeast at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Problem fire behavior will be offset by relative humidity in the 30%-50% range. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 60 degree range.

A County Commissioner Burn Ban is in effect for Osage and Texas County. Click on the link listed below for the latest and most current 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