Fire Situation Report – June 4, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 05/29/18 thru 0800 06/04/18 

NE Area – No New Activity Reported

EC Area – No New Activity Reported

SE Area – 3 Fires Burned 167 Acres (Cause: 1-Lightning, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: No New Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 05/29/18 thru 06/04/18 

  • No New Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

Rainfall in the last seven days prompted a moderate, positive vegetative response in northwest Oklahoma and supported continued growth in much of the northern half of the state.  Elevated dew points have held afternoon relative humidity values above levels that support ready ignition in fine-dead fuels.  Fire danger has been further held in check in the majority of the state with improving live-to-dead fuel ratio and canopy cover supporting successful initial attack.
Rainfall forecast in the next seven days is not expected to deliver much more than 0.25” statewide with higher totals associated only with isolated storms with best opportunity in counties along the Red River.  While hot temperatures will return later this week, the highest fire danger will be present in the western two-thirds of the Oklahoma Panhandle.  Moderate fire danger will likely be present in west-central counties late week where separation from wetting rains is in excess of two weeks.
Overall, precipitation continues to lag behind in much of the state presenting fuels conditions that merit monitoring as we enter the summer months.

Burn Ban Status:

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