Fire Situation Report – June 18, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 06/04/2018 thru 0800 06/18/2018 

NE Area – 3 Fire Burned 33 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary,1-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

EC Area – 3 Fires Burned 87 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 13 Fires Burned 541.1 Acres (Cause: 1-Lightning, 2-Escaped Debris, 9-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Rx)

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • South Holly Creek Fire (Pushmataha County) – 200 Acres, 95% Contained
  • Eagle Canyon Fire (Pushmataha County) – 300 Acres, 100% Contained 

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: 

  • Porter Fire (Cimarron County) – 5,036 Acres, 100% Contained

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 06/04/2018 thru 06/18/2018 

  • 5 Fires Burned 722 Acres (Cause: 3-Lightning, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Misc.)

Eldorado, New Castle and Sparks FD’s Reporting

Statewide Discussion: 

Hot and dry conditions last week led to increased fire danger resulting fire occurrence. Lighting caused fires will still be a concern through the week in the drought stricken portions of the state.  Rain chances improve mid-week with a 20-60% chance presently.  
Observation of Extreme and Exceptional drought indices have been reduced on the drought monitor; however the spatial coverage of Abnormally Dry has increased in coverage now spanning 81% of Oklahoma.  Tropical moisture streaming northward into Oklahoma does show some promise of rainfall mid-week, and increased dew point temperature values will limit relative humidity values from dipping into concerning ranges.  Wildfires that do occur are expected to present good opportunity for successful initial attack.

Burn Ban Status:

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