Fire Situation Report – June 3, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/02/14 thru 06/03/14

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

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 06/02/14 thru 06/03/14

No fires recorded during the reporting period.

** - 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: Green-up in live fuels as a result of recent rainfall continues across the State. The increase in live fuel moisture will mitigate danger for the short term. No unusual fire activity was reported or requests for State assistance were received from outside of the Protection Area during the reporting period.

The highest fire danger today will be seen in northwest Oklahoma, west of line from Alfalfa County to Roger Mills County. This afternoon in this area relative humidity readings are expected to be in the mid-teens to low 30% range. South to southwest winds are forecast to be sustained from 20-25 mph with gusts near and above 35 mph. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the mid-90s to low 100 degree reading. In and near this area where rainfall has been sparse expect any fire that starts to burn intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban remains in effect for a large part of Oklahoma. For more Information click on the following link:
Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Mark Goeller, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services