Fire Situation Report – November 6, 2017


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/02/17 thru 11/06/17         

 NE Area –   2 Fires Burned 55 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary) 

EC Area –   1 Fire Burned 15 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary) 

SE Area –  3 Fires Burned 269 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 1- Debris) 

 Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area:    

· Little River Fire (Pushmataha County) – 250 Acres, 90% Contained 

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:  

· No New Activity 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:       No New 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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 11/02/17 thru 11/06/17 

 No New Activity Reported 

Statewide Discussion: 

Cooler temperatures, increased sky cover and elevated dew point temperatures limiting relative humidity from falling much below 50% today will hold troublesome fire danger at bay today.  Dry conditions are expected through the day ahead of precipitation chances in the forecast for Tuesday evening continuing into Wednesday.  Overall, fire danger through Wednesday is not expected to present any challenges.

 Areas that do not receive wetting precipitation through Wednesday evening may see a slight uptick in fire danger on Friday as gusty winds are forecast ahead of another system that may bring precipitation chances to primarily southeast Oklahoma.

Given the forecast for the week, the next issuance of the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will occur on Monday, November 13, 2017 unless fire weather or fire occurrence dictates otherwise. 

 Special Note to Firefighters: 

The latest edition of the Oklahoma Wildland Tailgate Series has been released focusing on wildland fire leadership – specifically discussing the core values of Duty, Respect and Integrity.  You can access the issue at forestry.ok.gov/tailgate. 

 Burn Bans: No burn bans currently in effect.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information