Fire Situation Report – January 12, 2012

Fire Situation Report – January 12, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

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

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. Large fires are defined as having burned over 100 acres in timbered areas or 300 acres in
grass fuels.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 01/11/12 thru 01/12/12

No wildfires reported

** - 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 continues to push across most of Oklahoma. Winds will pick up steadily throughout the morning and by the afternoon will be sustained from the north/northwest at 20-30 mph with gusts near 45 mph. Relative humidity readings are expected to drop into the mid-teens by late afternoon.

A Wind Advisory is once again in effect today for much of western Oklahoma. For more information about the Wind Advisory and how it will affect your county, click on the link below to the National Weather Service’s Fire Weather Forecast website:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=fireweather

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Outdoor burning is not advised today due to the expected high winds and dry air associated with 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:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/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