Fire Situation Report – September 26, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/19/16 thru 09/26/16        

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 0.5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 21 Acres (1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)
Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:No Activity

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:No Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity:  No Activity

* Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information.  Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ fifteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** from recorded on 09/19/16 thru 09/26/16
•2 Fires Burned 261 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment, 1-Misc.) Guymon FD Reporting
*These statistics are from Fire Departments that have recorded 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:   Through the weekend, rain fell in all 77 counties ranging from a trace in the Panhandle and Southeast Oklahoma to in excess of 4.5 inches in parts of Johnston County.  Dependent upon local precipitation totals, live herbaceous fuels will likely show late season improvement holding significant fire danger at bay.

Dry conditions are expected across Oklahoma this week along with much lower dewpoint temperatures.  However, cooler air temperatures (generally below normal) will limit afternoon relative humidity values from dipping into problematic ranges, and respectable moisture recovery in the overnight hours will effectively shorten the burning period.  No significant fire danger is anticipated this week given the current forecast; however those areas that received minimal rainfall should expect slightly increasing afternoon fire danger with the drying conditions forecasted this week.  Overall, initial attack efforts are expected to be successful.

No Burn Bans are presently active.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: