Fire Situation Report - July 10, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 07/09/14 thru 07/10/14       

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres          

SE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:  No 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 07/09/14 thru 07/10/14

 No Wildfire Activity Reported

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have recorded 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 significant fire control problems are anticipated today, however fire weather will begin to build back in the Panhandle as the benefit from sparse precipitation totals quickly wane. 

The Panhandle will see temperatures right at 100°, southwest winds near 20 mph gusting to 30 mph and afternoon relative humidity values ranging from 19-23%.  Increasing fire danger ushered in by hot, dry and windy conditions may produce some erratic and/or problematic fire behavior in drought stressed fuels

The southwest parts of the state will begin to edge back into fire danger as well since many locations have not seen a quarter inch rain in two weeks or more, however higher humidity levels will retard problematic fire behavior.  Elsewhere in the state, precipitation amounts and higher humidity are keeping fire danger in check.

         Remember…  ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires!  Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly.

      Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line:  1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

 Prepared by:  Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services