Fire Situation Report – September 26, 2012


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/25/12 thru 09/26/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 4 fires burned 115.5 acres (Causes: 3-Incendiary; 1-Equipment)

* 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 09/25/12 thru 09/26/12

No wildfires reported yesterday

** - 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: Hot, dry, and windy conditions were experienced yesterday throughout the majority of Oklahoma. Late yesterday afternoon a request for State assistance on wildfire was received from Pawnee County. The fire was located three miles south and one mile east of Jennings. However, the request came too late in the day to dispatch aviation resources. No report has been received as to the final size or cause of the wildfire.

Fire danger will be moderate to high across the state today. The meager amounts of precipitation coupled with higher relative humidity than previous days will allow for higher moisture content in fine dead and live herbaceous wildland fuels. No fire control problems are expected anywhere in Oklahoma today.

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