Fire Situation Report – May 22, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 05/21/14 thru 05/22/14

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 05/21/14 thru 05/22/14

2 fires burned 31 acres (Causes: 1-Equipment Use; 1-Debris Burning) Reporting Department(s): Rocky FD

** - 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.
Fire danger will remain high generally west of Interstate 35. South-southeast winds are forecast to be sustained from 10-15 mph with gusts near and above 20 mph. The relative humidity is expected to drop into the low 30% range with temperatures reaching the upper 80 degree range. The fire weather forecast for the next few days includes a decent chance of rainfall over the majority of the state. In advance of the incoming weather system higher relative humidity will moderate fire danger. However, any fire starting today in cured or drought-stressed live fuels has the potential to burn with moderate rates of spread.SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban is in effect for a large part of Oklahoma. 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