Fire Situation Report – September 4, 2012

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 08/31/12 thru 09/04/12

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 1 fire burned 15 acres (Cause: Equipment)

SE Area – 2 fires burned 15.6 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Other)

* 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 08/27/12 thru 09/04/12

2 fires burned 25 acres (Causes: 2-Other) Reporting Department(s): Keystone Fire Department

** - 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: Initial attack remained light throughout the state during the reporting period. No requests for State assistance were received.

Fire danger today will be highest in an area of southwest Oklahoma roughly south of Interstate 40 and west of US 81. In and near this area winds are forecast to be sustained from the south at 5-10 mph with gusts near 20 mph. Relative humidity in this area will drop into the low 20% range. Temperatures are forecast to reach into the low 100s. Any fire starting today in this area where the wildland fuels are cured has the potential to burn very intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread and erratic fire behavior.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: A Governor’s Burn Ban remains in effect for the entire State of Oklahoma. For information concerning this ban click on the following link:

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line: 1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).