Fire Situation Report – November 29, 2011

Fire Situation Report – November 29, 2011

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/28/11 thru 11/29/11

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* - 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. Large fires are defined as having burned over 100 acres in timbered areas or 300 acres in grass fuels.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 11/28/11 thru 11/29/11

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - 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 reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received during the reporting period.

Fire danger today will be moderate to high across the State. Winds are forecast to be sustained from the north from 10-20 mph with gusts near 25 over the majority of Oklahoma. In most locations relative humidity will not be a significant factor contributing to fire danger today. Relative humidity this afternoon during the peak burning period is expected to range from 35%-45% across the entire state. In areas where continuous, cured fuels exist expect any fire that starts has the potential to exhibit moderate to rapid rates of spread, especially where wind and terrain align.

County Commissioner Burn Bans are in effect for Cimarron County 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