Fire Situation Report – September 22, 2011

Fire Situation Report – September 22, 2011

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/21/11 thru 09/22/11

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 1 fire burned 5 acres (Cause: Lightning)

* 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.

Statewide Discussion:  Light to moderate rainfall is on-going over a large portion of Oklahoma.  Fire danger today will be mitigated by the moisture received in the areas where rain has occurred.  In areas that did not receive rain, relative humidity will be above 35% with light winds.  No fire control problems are anticipated anywhere in Oklahoma today.

A Governor’s Burn Ban remains in effect for 61 counties.  County Burn Bans are in effect for Ottawa County and Muskogee County.  For current Burn Ban information click on the following link:

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

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