Fire Situation Report – January 26, 2012

Fire Situation Report – January 26, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/25/12 thru 01/26/12

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 01/25/12 thru 01/26/12

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.

The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Woods County to Ellis County. Little to no moisture was received in the last twenty-four to forty-eight hours in these counties. This afternoon the relative humidity is expected to drop into the 20-25% range with north-northeast winds sustained at 15-20 mph with gusts possible up to 35 mph. Later in the day winds are forecast to diminish and shift to more of a east-northeast direction. Temperatures are expected to range from the mid- to upper 50 degree range.

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