Fire Situation Report – October 2, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/01/12 thru 10/02/12

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.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM for Time Period 10/01/12 thru 10/02/12

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 yesterday.

The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Osage County to Cotton County. In and near this area relative humidity is expected to drop into the 20-25% range with temperatures in the 80s. Generally north winds are expected to remain light throughout the day. Any fire that starts in this area today in cured, continuous fuels has the potential to burn with moderate rates of spread. Highest spread rates will be seen where wind and terrain align.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban for numerous counties and County Burn Ban in McClain County remains in effect. For information concerning these bans click on the following link:

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