Fire Situation Report – June 16, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/13/14 thru 06/16/14

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 06/13/14 thru 06/16/14

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 over the weekend.

Fire danger will reintroduce itself this afternoon in the Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma. Temperatures in the mid-90°’s to 102° combined with SSW winds around 25 mph gusting to near 40mph and relative humidity values ranging from 10% to 24% will prompt accelerated drying of fuels. Rapid rates of fire spread and suppression difficulty cannot be ruled out for this afternoon in this area.

Central and Eastern Oklahoma be warm and windy today, however higher humidity values and adequate live fuel moisture levels should mitigate overall fire danger.

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