Fire Situation Report – June 10, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/09/14 thru 06/10/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

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 06/09/14 thru 06/10/14

No 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 unusual fire activity was reported and no requests for assistance outside of the protection area were received yesterday.

A warming and drying trend appears to be developing that will edge into the Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Larger fuels in this area have shown only slight improvement in moisture due to lingering drought effects. As temperatures rise and the number of days separated from precipitation increases, fire danger will gradually build back into this area.

Fire control problems are not expected anywhere in Oklahoma today.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Recent rainfall has mitigated the immediate wildfire threat, however we encourage you to remain vigilant as a drying trend begins in the Panhandle and western Oklahoma.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