Fire Situation Report – March 8, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/07/12 thru 03/08/12       

NE Area – 6 fires burned 120 acres (Causes: 6-Incendiary)

EC Area – 2 fires burned 48 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

SE Area – 2 fires burned 23 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

* 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 03/07/12 thru 03/08/12


Three wildfires burned 30.1 acres (Causes: 2-Unknown; 1-Escaped Debris Burn)

                Reporting Fire Department(s):  Talihina FD


** - 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 yesterday.



No fire problems are anticipated anywhere in Oklahoma today.


A County Commissioner Burn Ban is in effect for Cimarron and Texas County.  Click on the link listed below for the latest and most current Burn Ban information:

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