Fire Situation Report – October 5, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/04/12 thru 10/05/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 2 fires burned 26 acres (Causes: 2-Incendiary)

* 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 10/04/12 thru 10/05/12

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. Green-up in live herbaceous and grassy fuels plus the emergence of winter annual vegetation will greatly reduce fire danger until cold weather causes warm season grasses to go dormant and hardwood trees to drop their leaves.

As a result of the decrease in fire danger and fire activity, this report will be temporarily suspended after today. This Daily Fire Situation Report will resume when significant fire danger returns and/or significant fire activity occurs.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: The Governor’s Burn Ban was lifted yesterday (10/04/12) for all remaining counties. A County Burn Ban for Cimarron County is in effect. For the most current information concerning burn 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