Fire Situation Report – March 7, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/06/18 thru 0800 03/07/18 

NE Area – 8 Fires Burned 172.3 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 3-Escaped Debris, 2-Misc.)

EC Area – 7 Fires Burned 180 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris, 1-Escaped Control Burn)

SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 808 Acres (2-Incendiary, 3-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

  • Razorback Mountain (Pushmataha County) – 650 Acres (est), 50% Contained

 Fire Activity with OFS Response Outside of the Protection Area:

  • Onion Prairie Fire (Osage County) – 3,439 Acres / 40% Contained
  • Galena Fire (Woods County) – 1,579 Acres / 49% Contained
  • Hammon 920 Fire (Custer County) – 488 Acres / 61% Contained
  • Pink Fire (Pottawatomie County) – 73.5 Acres / 75% Contained
  • Beasley Fire (Texas County) – 560 Acres / 67% Contained
  • Terrell Fire (Custer County) – 48 Acres / 100% Contained
  • May Fire (Harper County) – 15.6 Acres / 100% Contained

 OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 03/06/18 thru 03/07/18 

Fire Reporting Site is Down / Unable to Access Data

Numerous additional fires noted through media outlets.

Statewide Discussion:

Dry conditions will persist today; however much lighter winds today will yield more manageable rates of fire spread. Given the strength of the drying conditions in the previous two days, fuels in central and eastern Oklahoma are expected to become increasingly more receptive to fire occurrence. The weekend does hold some promise of rain showers; however they are again confined to eastern Oklahoma.

Statewide, light northwest winds this morning will gradually shift to the west through the day and into the evening sustained 5-12 mph with only limited potential for higher gusts. A cool start to the day with very limited sky cover will warm into the 50°’s today. Relative humidity values will range from 9% in the panhandle to 30% along the OK/AR border. The majority of the state will see fine fuel moisture values at 5% this afternoon. A very receptive fire environment, but fire behavior will be conducive to successful initial attack operations and improving containment from fires occurring under extreme conditions yesterday.

Large diameter dead fuels, both downed and standing, are burning persistently. Fire personnel are encouraged to patrol control lines from fire activity yesterday insuring that standing snags and jackpots of fuel are mopped up an pose no threat to control lines.

Resources: Resource Hotline (800) 800-2481

  • 2 – OFS Task Forces
  • 1 – Air Attack Platform
  • 1 – Type 1 Air Tanker and Aerial Supervision Module
  • 2 - Single Engine Air Tankers
  • 1 - Type 1 Helicopters
  • OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

Burn Ban Status:

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