Fire Situation Report – January 9, 2012

Fire Situation Report – January 9, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/06/12 thru 01/09/12

NE Area – 6 fires burned 285 acres (Causes: 4-Incendiary; 2-Escaped Debris Burn)

EC Area – 2 fires burned 10 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

SE Area – 2 fires burned 27 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

One large fire occurred in the Protection Area during the reporting period:

Pumpback (Mayes County) – Two units (two Type 3 Dozers, two Type 6 Engines and four firefighters) from the Forestry Services’ Northeast Area extinguished this incendiary-caused wildfire that burned 160 acres in steep, rugged terrain three miles northeast of Locust Grove.

* 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 www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 01/06/12 thru 01/09/12

1 wildfire burned 0.25 acres (Cause: Other)
Reporting Department(s): Eldorado FD

** - 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: One large fire was reported outside of the Protection Area during the reporting period:

41st Street (Tulsa County) – An Oklahoma Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter equipped with a 660-gallon bucket was dispatched at the request of the Sand Springs Fire Department to assist with this wildfire that burned an estimated 350 acres one mile south of Sand Springs. A stolen vehicle which had been set on fire ignited this wildfire.

No fire control problems are anticipated anywhere in the state today.

No County Commissioner Burn Bans are in effect. Click on the link listed below for the latest and most current Burn Ban information:
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