Oklahoma Department of Agriculture,
Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Time Period 03/28/13 thru 03/29/13
Area – 3 fires burned 320 acres (Causes: 3-Incendiary)
Area – 1 fire burned 1,000 acres (Cause: Escaped Prescribed Burn)
SE Area – 4 fires burned 80 acres (Causes: 4-Incendiary)
large fires occurred in the Protection Area yesterday:
McCurtain (Haskell County) – One unit (one Type 6 Engine, one Type 3 Dozer and two personnel) from the
East Central Area controlled this escaped prescribed fire that burned 1,000
acres three miles south of McCurtain.
Pine Springs (Cherokee County) – Two units from the Northeast Area controlled this fire early this morning
that burned 300 acres twelve miles north of Tahlequah. The cause of the fire has been listed as
Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run
information. Statistics are for the
ODAFF-Forestry Services’ Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless
otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.
FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS**
for Time Period 03/28/13 thru 03/29/13
burned 3 acres (Causes: 1-Railroad; 1-Other)
Reporting Fire Department(s): Cordell
** - 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: Two requests for Oklahoma Forestry assistance were received yesterday
from outside of the Protection Area. A
request from Hughes County was cancelled by the requesting party prior to
deployment due to a change in tactics and fire weather conditions.
The other request for assistance came from
the Atoka Fire Department. One unit from
Forestry Services’ Southeast Area assisted with the control of this fire that
burned 29 acres.
No fire control problems are expected today and through the
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).
by: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma
Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services
Posted on Fri, March 29, 2013
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