Fire Situation Report – June 5, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 06/04/14 thru 06/05/14

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 06/04/14 thru 06/05/14

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: No unusual fire activity was reported or requests for State assistance were received from outside of the Protection Area yesterday.

The highest fire danger today will be seen in the following counties in south central and southwest Oklahoma: Garvin, Carter, Murray, Cotton, Stephens, Love, Jefferson, and Tillman. Over the last two weeks very little moisture has fallen over the majority of this area. This afternoon relative humidity readings are expected to be in the upper 20% to low 30% range with sustained south to southwest winds at 15-20 mph with gusts near and above 30 mph. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the upper 90s to low 100s. Yesterday was a ‘drying day’ with hot, dry, windy conditions in these counties. As these conditions continue expect live, green wildland fuels to ignite and sustain combustion. 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: The Governor’s Burn Ban has been lifted. However, Woodward County and Harper County have enacted County Commissioner Burn Bans. 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