Fire Situation Report – March 25, 2013

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 03/22/13 thru 03/25/13

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information. Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 03/22/13 thru 03/25/13

No fires reported

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported 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 requests for State assistance or reports of unusual fire activity were received from outside of the Protection Area during the reporting period.

The highest fire danger today is expected roughly south of Interstate 40. Relative humidity is expected to range from near 15% to 25% with sustained north-northwest winds from 15-20 mph with gust near and above 30 mph. Temperatures are forecast to range from 45-55 degrees. Any fire starting this afternoon in this area in cured, grassy fuels has the potential to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread.

No Burn Bans are currently in effect. For information concerning burn bans 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, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services