Fire Situation Report – July 9, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 07/06/12 thru 07/08/12

NE Area – 4 fires burned 46 acres (Causes: - 4 Incendiary)

EC Area – 6 fires burned 62.5 acres (Causes: - 3 Incendiary; - 1 Escaped Debris Burn; - 2 lighting)

SE Area – 7 fires burned 64.7 acres (Causes: - 1 Incendiary; -1 Escaped Debris burn; -1 Equipment; - 4 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 07/06/12 thru 07/08/12

No wildfires reported on the system this weekend.

** - 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:

Brushy Mountain Fire (Muskogee County) – The Oklahoma Forestry Services’ Northeast Area Committed two firefighters equipped with one Type 6 Engine and one type 3 Dozer. This 6 acre wildfire was located 5 miles due west of Braggs.

Overlook Road Fire (Osage County) – The Oklahoma Forestry Services Northeast Area committed four firefighters equipped with two Type 6 Engines and two Type 3 Dozers. This 500 acre was located was around Skiatook Lake.

No elevated or critical Fire Danger today across Oklahoma. Northeast winds sustained at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is expected to be in the high 40’s and temperatures in the 80 - 90 degree range. 30% to 50% chance of receiving less than ¼ inch precipitation for most of Oklahoma.

SPECIAL NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: No fire control problems are anticipated for today as chances for precipitation will be on the increase. Anticipated precipitation amount will only have minor effect to overall fuel moisture levels.

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, Latimer, LeFlore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Seminole, Sequoyah and Tulsa. 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: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services