Fire Situation Report – November 26, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS for Reporting Period 11/26/2018 

NE Area – 3 Fires Burned 33 Acres (3-Incendiary)

EC Area – 6 Fires Burned 61.3 Acres (4-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 9 Fires Burned 130.5 Acres (4-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris)

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: No New Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New Activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 07/30/2018 thru 11/26/2018 

15 Fires Burned 727.5 Acres: Gene Autry, Roosevelt, New Castle, Orlando, Eldorado, Indiahoma, Merrick & Blair FD’s Reporting

760 Fire (Lincoln County) – 285 Acres, 90% Contained

Weekend Reporting Still Occurring

Additional Activity Noted Through Media Outlets

Statewide Discussion: 

Warm and dry conditions late last week followed by stout winds on Sunday, and coupled with rapid curing of frost/freeze-killed fine fuels facilitated vigorous initial attack activity in Oklahoma. Following a cold start to the week, generally dry conditions and a warming trend will hold fire danger in place each afternoon. Light snow in northwest and isolated areas of northern Oklahoma will have little effect to mitigate fire danger through the week.

Temperatures today will generally top out in the mid- to upper 40°’s in eastern and central Oklahoma with temperatures near 50° in western counties and the Panhandle. Cold overnight temperatures and very good moisture recovery will limit fire danger to the afternoon hours. Fine-dead fuel moisture values will fall into the 7-10% range across the bulk of the state as relative humidity values fall into the 30-45% range reserve. Some sites in the Panhandle may see 6% observations. Much lighter winds are expected today remaining northwest 6-12 mph gusting to 15 at times in some locations. Fire behavior should not present significant suppression challenges with low to moderate rates of fire spread.

Through the week, winds will toggle in direction although no significant winds are expected. Temperatures will warm each afternoon to the mid-50°’s north and mid-60°’s south. Again, good overnight moisture recovery is expected to compress peak burning conditions into a short afternoon period each day. No significant fire suppression challenges are expected.

The next planned update of the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will occur Monday, December 3 2018 unless fire danger and/or fire occurrence merits otherwise.

Burn Ban Status: No Burn Bans presenly in effect.

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info