Fire Situation Report – January 7, 2014


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/03/14 thru 01/07/14

NE Area – 3 fires burned 2.6 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Escaped Debris Burn; 1-Other)

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 0.2 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.

2013 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS** for Time Period 01/01/13 thru 12/31/13

NE Area – 169 fires burned 3,466 acres
96 Primary residences/outbuildings with a total estimated valued of $3,990,300 were threatened.
1 Outbuilding with a total estimated value of $10,000 was lost.

EC Area – 92 fires burned 7,243 acres
71 Primary residences/outbuildings with a total estimated valued of $2,057,500 were threatened.
2 Primary residences and 3 Outbuildings with a total estimated valued of $119,500 were lost.

SE Area – 276 fires burned 8,805 acres
141 Primary residences/outbuildings with a total estimated valued of $9,091,500 were threatened.
1 Primary residence and 8 Outbuildings with a total estimated valued of $48,000 were lost.

** These yearly statistics are preliminary figures only. As with the daily figures, the yearly fire numbers and acres burned do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information. The figures listed above are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma and for instances where ODAFF-Forestry Services provided assistance to local fire departments outside of the Protection Area.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 01/03/14 thru 01/07/14

6 fires burned 7 acres (Causes: 6-Debris Burning) Reporting Department(s): Newcastle and Cedar Country

** - 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 during the reporting period.

Fire control problems are not anticipated anywhere in the State today.

No Burn Bans are currently in effect. For information concerning burn bans click on the following link:

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