Fire Situation Report – January 11, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/10/18 thru 0800 01/11/18 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

SE Area – No New Activity

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

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

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity

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

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 01/10/18 thru 01/11/18 

  • No New Activity Reported 

Statewide Discussion:

The cold front moving across Oklahoma this morning will drive stout north winds 25-35 mph with gusts in excess of 45 mph in many locations. Cold temperatures, elevated relative humidity and potential for mixed precipitation will limit probability of ignition in much of the state. However, any fire that would have opportunity to become established in dry, continuous fuels may prove challenging to contain.

Scattered precipitation will limit fire danger locally; however areas in southwest Oklahoma where no precipitation is realized will likely remain in elevated fire danger through the afternoon. Falling temperatures and relative humidity values in the 30%’s will hold fine fuel moisture well above critical values, but wind speeds today could drive very rapid rates of fire spread on any fire that becomes established in dry, dormant fuels. Again, while the probability of ignition will be low today, any fire that does ignite may prove challenging to suppress due to wind driven fire behavior.

County Declared Burn Bans: 

Alfalfa County through 01/15/18 - Jefferson County through 01/15/18

Beaver County through 01/15/18 - Major County through 01/15/18

Cimarron County through 01/22/18 - Woodward County through 01/15/18

Coal County through 01/15/18 

Harper County through 01/15/18 

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