Fire Situation Report – September 18, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/17/12 thru 09/18/12

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 09/17/12 thru 09/18/12

No incidents were reported in the system.

** - 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 fire assistance requests were received for Monday.

Moderate fire danger is expected today throughout the state. Temperatures are expected to range from 79 - 82 degrees. Relative humidity will be lower today ranging from 21 to 29 percent. Wind direction will be primarily from the South ranging from 4 - 9 mph.

SPECIAL NOTE TO FIREFIGHTERS: The moisture received last week for the majority of the state was very beneficial, but according to the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) we are still considered in drought conditions

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: The Governor’s Burn Ban has changed to include only 55 counties in the State of Oklahoma. Tulsa County has passed a Burn Ban Resolution. For information concerning this ban go to the following link:

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by: Brian Hall, Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services