Fire Situation Report – January 8, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/05/18 thru 0800 01/08/18 

NE Area – 3 Fires Burned 15.8 Acres (2-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 55 Acres (Cause: 2-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 8 Fires Burned 341 Acres (Cause: 8-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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 01/05/18 thru 01/08/18

  • 3 Fires Burned 27 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris, 1-Equipment, 1-Misc.) Roosevelt, Weleetka & Guymon Reporting

Statewide Discussion:

Wetting rains in eastern and central Oklahoma will briefly calm fire danger concerns east of I-35; however fire danger remains in western Oklahoma with a gradual increase expected ahead of a front arriving Thursday. Current forecasts indicate that near critical fire danger indices will be in place across southwest Oklahoma Wednesday with elevated conditions in the Panhandle and western counties.

Today, the highest fire danger will be present in the Panhandle and western tier counties briefly this afternoon where temperatures will be in the 57°-62° and relative humidity values in the mid-20% range. Fuel moisture will not reach critical values and wind speeds should allow for adequate initial attack success probabilities. Light and variable winds are forecast across western Oklahoma, but south winds near 15 mph with some gusts nearing 20 mph possible in western 2/3 of the Panhandle.

While fire danger has moderated in recent days with cooler temperatures and a few occurrences of precipitation, the composite fuel moisture regime still poses concern for the dormant fire season.

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 

 

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info