Fire Situation Report – February 22, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/21/18 thru 0800 02/22/18 

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 the Protection Area: No New Activity

 OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity

 FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 02/21/18 thru 02/22/18 

  • No New Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion:

No significant fire danger expected today with weather over the past few days having effectively pushed the pause button on wildfire concerns. We are fully expecting some improvement in fuel moisture values although a thorough analysis will be completed following the warming temperatures into the weekend. Dormant fuels will continue to react rapidly to drying conditions as they return.

Special Note to Firefighters:

Dormant fuels will likely react quickly to drying conditions and support fire activity well ahead of soils drying back out. Firefighters are encouraged to scout areas where engines and equipment will be utilized off-road ahead of committing an apparatus to the fireline. Engine crews should be prepared to attack from the black mitigating burn-over hazards should the engine become stuck.

Resources:

  • 1 – Air Attack Platform
  • 1 – Type 1 Air Tanker and Aerial Supervision Module
  • 2 - Single Engine Air Tankers
  • 2 - Type 1 Helicopters
  • OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

Burn Ban Status: 

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info