Fire Situation Report – July 10, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 07/09/12 thru 07/10/12

NE Area – 1 fire burned 0.2 acre (Causes: - 1 Incendiary)

EC Area – 1 fire burned 3 acres (Causes: - 1 Incendiary)

SE Area – 2 fires burned 40.2 acres (Causes: - 1 Escaped Structure fire; - 1 Lightning)

* 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 07/09/12 thru 07/10/12

No wildfires reported on the system for Monday.

** - 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 elevated or critical Fire Danger today across Oklahoma. Similar weather conditions as yesterday, only with slightly lower Relative Humidity. Northeast winds sustained at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is expected to range from the mid 20’s to low 40’s and temperatures in the 80 - 90 degree range. Isolated showers are expected across Oklahoma. Precipitation amount will be light less than ¼ inch for most of Oklahoma.

SPECIAL NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: No fire control problems are anticipated for today. Anticipated precipitation will be sparse and will only have minor effect to overall fuel moisture levels. Extreme drought conditions still exist in Southeast Oklahoma (McCurtain, LeFlore and Pushmataha Counties).

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Check with local fire department prior to any Outdoor burning. Any fire started could easily escape control and threaten lives and property.

A County Commissioner Burn Ban is in effect for Adair, Blaine, Beaver, Creek, Comanche, Custer, Dewey, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tillman, Tulsa and Wagoner. 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: Brian Hall Staff Protection Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services