Fire Situation Report – June 17, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/16/14 thru 06/17/14

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 06/16/14 thru 06/17/14

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.

Warm, dry and breezy conditions will continue over much of Oklahoma today. Fire danger is building back up in northwestern Oklahoma with dry air mixing down. The Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma will again experience elevated fire danger indices this afternoon with temperatures around 100°, southwest winds around 20 mph gusting to 30 mph and relative humidity values bottoming out in the teens. Fine-dead and live herbaceous fuels will be dry and support the potential for rapid rates of spread along with some suppression challenges if a fire occurs.

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: Areas in western Oklahoma where drought impacts are most severe are experiencing an accelerated return to the potential of high severity fire occurrence. Please be mindful of increasing fire danger in your outdoor activities.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