Fire Situation Report – January 11, 2012

Fire Situation Report – January 11, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/10/12 thru 01/11/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information. Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 01/10/12 thru 01/11/12

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported their information on the Oklahoma Forestry Services web-based Fire Reporting System. Totals do not reflect the total acres burned or total number of fires that have occurred in Oklahoma.

Statewide Discussion: A strong cold front will cross the state today and is expected to be at an Osage County to Tillman County line by roughly 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Winds behind the front are forecast to be sustained from the north at 20-30 mph with gusts near 40 mph. Relative humidity readings are expected to drop into the upper 30% range.

A Wind Advisory is in effect today for much of western Oklahoma. For more information about the Wind Advisory, click on the link below to the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast Office website:

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Outdoor burning is not advised today due to the expected high winds and dry air following the front. Any fire burning at the time of and after the frontal passage may escape control.

No County Commissioner Burn Bans are in effect. Click on the link listed below for the latest and most current Burn Ban information:

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services