Fire Situation Report – July 11, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 07/10/12 thru 07/11/12

NE Area – 2 fires burned 12 acres (Causes: - 1 Incendiary; -1 Equipment)

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* 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 0710/12 thru 07/11/12

No wildfires reported on the system for Tuesday.

** - 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:

The Oklahoma Forestry Services’ Southeast Area assisted Darwin Fire Department (Atoka County) with a seven (7) acre fire Southeast of Crystal, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Forestry Services’ committed one Type 6 Engine and one Type 3 Dozer to the wildfire.

No elevated or critical Fire Danger today across Oklahoma. Winds will be light and variable with an NE/E general direction and sustained at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is expected to remain moderate with range from the mid 20’s to mid 30’s. Temperatures will increase to the mid 90’s throughout Oklahoma. Slight chance of precipitation in the southern portion of Oklahoma with anticipated amounts predicted less than ¼ of inch.

SPECIAL NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: No fire control problems are anticipated for today. 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, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner and Woodward. 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: Brian Hall Staff Protection Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services