Fire Situation Report – September 19, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/18/12 thru 09/19/12

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 09/18/12 thru 09/19/12

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: High fire danger is expected throughout the state. The weather conditions will vary slightly across the state, the biggest variation is the expected wind speed. West of I-35 in and near this line, south winds are expected to be sustained at 13 to 18 mph with gust up to 25 mph. Temperatures are expected to range from 85 to 89 degrees. Relative humidity will range from 23 to 27 percent. East of this line, south sustained winds are expected to range from 7 to 15 mph. Temperatures will range from 82 to 88 degrees. Relative Humidity will range 22 to 27 percent. In areas that did not experience rainfall over the weekend, any fire that starts today has the potential to burn very intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: The Governor’s Burn Ban has changed to include only 55 counties in the State of Oklahoma. Tulsa and Delaware Counties have 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