Fire Situation Report – May 8, 2013

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 05/07/13 thru 05/08/13

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 0.1 acre (Cause: Escaped Debris Burn)

* 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** FROM for Time Period 05/07/13 thru 05/08/13

No fires reported

** - 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 during the reporting period.

Fire danger will be highest today in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Behind a dry line that is expected to push through the area early this afternoon the relative humidity is expected to drop into the single digits to low teens with temperatures forecast to reach into the upper 80s to low 90s. Winds this afternoon are forecast to be southerly at 15-20 mph with gusts over 30 mph. In and near this area, any fire starting in cured, continuous fuels has the potential to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread.

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).

Prepared by: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services