Fire Situation Report – February 6, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/05/18 thru 0800 02/06/18 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – 4 Fires Burned 27 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 5 Fires Burned 570.2 Acres (Cause: 5-Incendiary)

 Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

  • Hardy Creek Fire (Pushmataha County) – 170 Acres, 75% Contained
  • K Trail Fire (Pushmataha County) – 395 Acres, 75% Contained
  • Duncan Hollow Fire (Mayes County) – 340 Acres, 100% Contained

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 02/05/18 thru 02/06/18 

  • 5 Fires Burned 57 Acres (Cause: 3-Equipment, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Misc.)

Guymon, Sentinel and Gene Autry FD’s Reporting

  • Additional fires were noted through media outlets

Statewide Discussion:

Cool temperatures, increasing sky cover and chances of wintry precipitation this afternoon/evening focused in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma will result in reduced fire danger today limiting fine-dead fuel moisture values from tapping values that have supported fire occurrence in recent days. Extended drying of fuels cannot be ignored, but less fire activity than observed in previous days is expected. High temperatures in the 40°’s this afternoon, limited relative humidity and much lighter winds will provide excellent opportunity to catch new fires that do occur.

Dry conditions return Wednesday and Thursday along with warmer afternoon temperatures. Based on current forecasts, fine fuel moisture values will encourage receptive fine fuels during the afternoon hours in areas that do not receive precipitation. Winds are expected to be light to 10 mph and limited gusts should provide for good initial attack success.

Burn Ban Status: 

All current burn ban information is available at http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info