Fire Situation Report – June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/12/14 thru 06/13/14

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 06/12/14 thru 06/13/14

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.

Precipitation amounts in the first half of June have quelled fire danger overall, however drought impacts remain in place in the Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Keetch-Byram Drought Index, Long Term Palmer Drought Severity, and 1,000 hr. Dead Fuel Moistures all point to firmly entrenched drought impacts that will require substantial and extended precipitation events to mitigate. Live fuel moistures are showing the effects of the drought impacts and will require only abbreviated drying trends to again become viable for supporting fire growth. Refer to the Live Herbaceous Moisture observations provided by Mesonet which illustrates the ongoing and cumulative drought effects.

Fire control problems are not expected anywhere in Oklahoma through the weekend.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: Visit and click on “Public Viewer” to determine the wildfire risk for your home and community. Follow links to see the steps that can be implemented to reduce your risk from the effects of wildfire.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