Fire Situation Report -- October 19, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services
PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/18/16 thru 10/19/16        
NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 0.1 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)
Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:No Activity
Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:No Activity
OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:  No 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 recorded on 10/18/16 thru 10/19/16
• No New Activity Reported
*These statistics are from Fire Departments that have recorded 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:  
Dry conditions are expected to persist in western Oklahoma today and fire danger will hold in place; however it is expected to be moderated compared to days past.  Light and variable winds west of I-35 this morning will develop into north winds at 6-10 mph this afternoon limiting opportunity for challenging rates of fire spread.  And, afternoon relative humidity values above 30% will result in manageable fine-dead fuel moisture in the 7-9% range.
Light winds this morning in eastern Oklahoma and relative humidity values generally above 50% will limit fire danger concerns east of I-35.  Rain chances this afternoon building into this evening hold some promise for a wetting rain across the droughty southeast counties.
Initial attack efforts are expected to be successful given the current fire weather forecast.
No Burn Bans are presently active.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:
Special Note to Firefighters:
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