Fire Situation Report – September 20, 2012


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/19/12 thru 09/20/12

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 09/19/12 thru 09/20/12

1 fire burned 4.5 acres (Cause: Electrical)
Reporting Department (s): Kingston FD, Marshall County)

** - 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: Moderate fire danger is expected throughout the state. The weather conditions will vary slightly across the state, the biggest variation is the expected wind direction. North of I-40 in and near this line, West winds are expected to be sustained at 7 to 11 mph. Temperatures are expected to range from 89 to 93 degrees. Relative humidity will range from 23 to 33 percent. South of this line, south sustained winds are expected to range from 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures will range from 90 to 93 degrees. Relative Humidity will range 26 to 37 percent.

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: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information









Oklahoma has 40 Firewise Communities (Ranked 8th in the Nation). For more information about Oklahoma Firewise go to: www.forestry .ok.gov/firewise

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