Fire Situation Report – July 30, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 07/26/2018 thru 0800 07/30/2018 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 2.0 Acres (1-Incendiary)

SE Area – No New Activity

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • Brushy Creek Fire (Pushmataha County) – 1,251 Acres, 100% Contained

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: No New Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 07/26/2018 thru 07/30/2018 

1 Fire Burned 2.0 Acres (Cause: 1-Misc.) Gene Autry FD Reporting

Additional Activity Noted Through Media Outlets

Statewide Discussion: 

Rain and storms moving across most of Oklahoma this morning coupled with scattered rains in days previous will dampen fire danger in the coming days across much of the state. Improvement to live-fuel moisture values will be monitored as both woody and herbaceous fuels had been severely stressed in many areas with emphasis on the southern tier of counties.

Cooler temperatures, in the 80°’s, early in the week combined with light winds and relative humidity values remaining above 30% are expected to also afford some slight improvement to composite dead-fuel moisture values although larger diameter fuels will likely remain in the critical category given the depth of drying occurring through the spring and summer months.

Generally, a drying trend will be present through the week, and while limited initial attack activity may develop toward the end of the week, no overly concerning fire weather or fire danger are expected.

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