Fire Situation Report – October 13, 2011

Fire Situation Report – October 13, 2011

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/12/11 thru 10/13/11

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 1 fire burned 0.1 acres (Cause: Debris Burning)

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 10/12/11 thru 10/13/11

No Wildfires 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 reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received yesterday.

The highest fire danger today will be east of a line from Osage County to Bryan County. Winds will be generally from the northwest, sustained at 10-15 mph with gusts from 20-25 mph. Relative humidity is expected to drop into 20% range. Any fire starting in this area in continuous, dry fuels has the potential to burn intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.


SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban is still in effect for 28 counties. Several County Commissioner Burn Bans are also still in effect. For current Burn Ban information click on the following link:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/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