Fire Situation Report – January 5, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/04/18 thru 0800 01/05/18 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 15.5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Children)

SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 31 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

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 recorded on 01/04/18 thru 01/05/18

  • 1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Debris)

Statewide Discussion

Moderate fire danger will remain in place through Saturday afternoon across Oklahoma. Higher relative humidity values and rain chances concentrated on the eastern half of the state into Sunday will lessen the fire danger risk through the weekend. Looking out a few days further, elevated fire danger potential will likely exist mid-week next week as warm temperatures and gusty south winds creep in.

Again, fire danger will edge up today in the Panhandle and western tier of counties where fine-dead fuel moisture values will briefly tap 5-6% with temperatures in the upper-40°’s to mid-50°’s and relative humidity values 15-29%. Winds will again be rather light and variable transitions into southeast later this afternoon generally not exceeding 10 mph limiting rates of fire spread.

Rain chances increase into Saturday evening improving on Sunday with opportunity for wetting rains across eastern and parts of central Oklahoma. The western counties will likely remain dry; however elevated relative humidity values and sky cover will hamper fire danger noting that the Panhandle counties will remain in moderate fire danger.

County Declared Burn Bans: 

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

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

Cimarron County through 01/10/18 - Texas County through 01/09/18

Coal County through 01/15/18 - Woodward County through 01/15/18

Delaware County through 01/09/18 

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