Fire Situation Report – September 11, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/10/12 thru 09/11/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 3 acres (Cause: 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 09/10/12 thru 09/11/12

3 fires burned 60 acres (Causes: 2-Debris Burning; 1-Equipment)
Reporting Department(s): Kingston FD, Cedar Country FD and Roosevelt FD

** - 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: Initial attack was light across the state yesterday. One request for State assistance was received yesterday from Kiowa County, but cancelled by the fire’s Incident Commander when he arrived on-scene.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Tuesday, September 11th, from Noon to 8 p.m. for the following counties: Beaver, Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Noble, Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Osage, Pawnee, and Payne. In and near this area tomorrow southerly winds are forecast to be sustained at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph possible. Relative humidity is forecast to drop into the 10-15% range with temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s. Any fire starting today in cured, continuous fuels has the potential to burn very intensely with rapid rates of spread and erratic fire behavior.


SPECIAL NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: County Wildland Task Forces should prepare for possible mobilization today. Also, the extreme fire weather conditions should moderate below critical levels after sunset this evening.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban remains in effect for the entire State of Oklahoma. For information concerning this ban 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