Fire Situation Report – February 6, 2019

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS for Reporting Period 02/04/2019 thru 02/06/2019 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – 4 Fires Burned 169 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Control Burn)

SE Area – No New Activity

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • Big Pine Mountain West (LeFlore County) – 138 Acres, 100% Contained

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

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

 FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 02/04/2019 thru 02/06/2019 

  • No New Activity Reported

 Statewide Discussion: 

 The vast majority of Oklahoma is expected to experience wintry weather, rain and storms today while the western Panhandle is likely to see development of elevated fire danger this afternoon. In the wake of the weather today, dry conditions will return although cooler temperatures will serve to restrict significant drying of fuels confining development of fire danger into a brief afternoon period Thursday and Friday in areas of western Oklahoma.

The highest fire danger today will be present in Cimarron County and possibly portions of western Texas County as temperatures warm to 59° this afternoon and relative humidity values fall into the 20-25% range. Given the cold start and overnight moisture recovery, development of fire danger will be pushed into the afternoon hours when warmer, dry and windy conditions develop. Potential for fine-dead fuel moisture values of 5-6% during the afternoon will support receptive fuels and southwest winds this afternoon sustained 25-30 mph with some gusts in excess of 45 mph will facilitate rapid rates of fire spread and erratic fire behavior. The gradient between dry conditions and more moist air is very tight today, and any shift in the placement of that line will move the area of concern. Nonetheless, elevated fire danger conditions are expected west of that gradient while east of that line concern rapidly diminishes.

Again, primarily dry conditions following today’s weather are expected to offer only limited fire danger into the weekend given fuel moisture improvements across much of the state. The next update to the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will be issued Monday, February 11, 2019 unless fire danger or fire occurrence merits otherwise.

 Burn Ban Status: No Burn Bans presently in effect.

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