Fire Situation Report – January 20, 2020


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS 01/15/2020 thru 01/20/2020 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 4 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

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

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

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity

 FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 01/15/2020 thru 01/20/2020 

  • No New Activity Reported
  • Minimal Wildfire Activity noted through media outlets

Statewide Discussion: Dry conditions today with some areas of the state tapping moderate fire danger indices. Initial attack efforts on new fires are expected to be fully successful although recent precipitation will complicate engine and equipment access due to soft/saturated soil in many areas. Mixed precipitation chances spread over Oklahoma beginning Tuesday into Thursday dampening fire danger concerns. Potential for wetting amounts are possible across much of the state favoring central and eastern Oklahoma. Given the current forecast information, no concerning fire danger is expected through the week.

Today: A cold start and good overnight moisture recovery will stall development of receptive fuels until the afternoon hours. Fine-dead fuel moisture values are not expected to dip below 7% saving some sites in the Oklahoma Panhandle where 6% observations are possible. Light and variable winds this morning becoming light southerly this afternoon will limit fire spread potential with suppressed fire behavior offering very good opportunity for successful initial attack.

Precipitation chances enter the forecast Tuesday continuing into Thursday suppressing fire danger concerns through the week. Warmer/drier conditions begin Friday although fire danger is expected to remain moderated. The next update to the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report is scheduled to be issued Monday, January 27, 2020 unless fire danger or fire occurrence merits otherwise.

Burn Bans:

*Texas County (01/27/20)

*Cimarron County (01/27/20)

Refer to http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info for the most current burn ban information and links to specific burn ban proclamations.