Fire Situation Report – February 7, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/06/18 thru 0800 02/07/18 

NE Area – 

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – 

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

  • Hardy Creek Fire (Pushmataha County) – 170 Acres, 100% Contained
  • K Trail Fire (Pushmataha County) – 395 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 02/06/18 thru 02/07/18 

  • No New Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion:

Limited fire danger will develop today across western and parts of central Oklahoma following a cold start that will compress burning conditions into a short period this afternoon. Freezing drizzle in portions of central and eastern Oklahoma with a few areas of rain in southeast Oklahoma will lessen fire danger concerns today, but the meager amounts will have no extended benefit other than a small section of McCurtain County where a wetting rain was logged.

The western tier of counties will see high temperatures in the mid-40°’s with relative humidity values 24-29%. Fine fuel moisture will be receptive at 6%, but north winds (transitioning back to the south early evening) generally less than 10 mph will provide good opportunities to quickly suppress new fire starts. Much of central and western Oklahoma will see temperatures in the mid-30°’s to low-40°’s with relative humidity values 30-40% and light north winds generally less than 10 mph. Relative humidity values this afternoon in Eastern counties is not expected to fall much below 35% with fine fuel moisture values 7-8%. Again, initial attack success is expected on any new fire start.

South winds tomorrow will facilitate warmer temperatures. Dew point depression points will result in lower afternoon relative humidity values facilitating receptive fuels across most of the state. Fire weather elements will remain below critical thresholds, but given composite fuel moisture elevated fire danger is expected. The highest fire danger will develop in the Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Rates of fire spread are predicted to be moderate, but very dry fuels will likely exhibit some resistance to control on established fires.

Burn Ban Status: 

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