Fire Situation Report – October 22, 2015

 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/21/15 thru 10/22/15

NE Area – 2 Fires Burned 33 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)
EC Area – 3 Fires Burned 1,158 acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Control Burn)
SE Area – 11 Fires Burned 24.1 Acres (Cause: 11-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity · Neff Fire (LeFlore County) – 136 acres (100% contained)
· Spring Mountain Fire (Latimer County) – 1000 acres (100% contained)
Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No ActivityOFS 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 10/21/15 thru 10/22/15

No new activity reported in the online system.

** - 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:

Rain in western Oklahoma, delivering as much as 3+ inches in 24 hrs. in parts of the Panhandle, will move across Oklahoma over the course of today and tomorrow. While rain chances do not become significant in southeast Oklahoma until later in the burning period, elevated relative humidity and ample sky cover will limit fire danger potential. No significant fire activity is anticipated today.

County Burn Bans have been authorized by the commissioners of the following counties: Choctaw, LeFlore and McCurtain Counties. Information on current county level burn bans can be obtained at:

Remember… ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires!

Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly. Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services