Fire Situation Report – January 25, 2012

Fire Situation Report – January 25, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/24/12 thru 01/25/12

NE Area – 7 fires burned 54.8 acres (Causes: 4-Incendiary; 2-Esc. Debris Burn; 1-Esc. Prescribed Burn)

EC Area – 1 fire burned 4 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

SE Area – 1 fire burned 62 acres (Cause: Incendiary)

* 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 01/24/12 thru 01/25/12

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: No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received yesterday. Beneficial rainfall occurred overnight in the majority of the state. Rain continues in a large part of eastern Oklahoma at the time of this report.

The highest fire danger today will be in Texas County and Cimarron County. Little to no moisture was received in the last twenty four hours in these counties. This afternoon the relative humidity is expected to drop into the low 20% range with north-northeast winds sustained at 5-15 mph with gusts from 15-20 mph. Temperatures are expected to range from 50-55 degrees.

No fire control problems are anticipated in the remainder of Oklahoma today.

A County Commissioner Burn Ban is in effect for Ottawa County. 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