Fire Situation Report – February 3, 2020


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS 01/31/2020 thru 02/03/2020 

NE Area – Working 2 Active Fires at Time of Report

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 10 Acres (1-Incendiary)

SE Area – No New Activity

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: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 01/31/2020 thru 02/03/2020 

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

Statewide Discussion: A cold front edging into Oklahoma today will serve to limit fire danger in the northwest although well above normal temperatures are expected across most of the state with limited fire danger in some areas this afternoon. Although temperatures will tap the mid-60’s to low-70’s southeast of the frontal boundary, increasing sky cover and moderate afternoon relative humidity values will hold fine-dead fuel moisture values above levels of concern in large part. That said, surface fuels will still support potential for active fire behavior especially in the northeastern counties where southerly winds this afternoon sustained 15-20 mph with gusts near 25 mph will drive the potential for rapid rates of fire spread in grass-dominated, rangeland fuels.

Wintry precipitation chances and much colder temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday are likely to close the door on fire danger midweek. If snow amounts meet forecast expectations, no concerning fire danger is expected o develop through the week.

Burn Bans:

*Texas County (02/10/20)

*Cimarron County (02/10/20)

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