Fire Situation Report – May 28, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 05/27/14 thru 05/28/14

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 05/27/14 thru 05/28/14

No fires recorded during the reporting period.

** - 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.

Rainfall over the last several days has slightly reduced the Keetch-Byram Drought Index in the majority of western Oklahoma. Overall, the moisture to-date has had very little impact on dead, heavy wildland fuels. The most significant result of the rainfall will be a green-up of live herbaceous and woody fuel. However, due to the drought situation and without additional, frequent moisture these fuels will quickly cure out and again be available to burn as clear skies and hot temperatures return.
Fire control problems are not anticipated anywhere in Oklahoma today.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