Fire Situation Report – September 4, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/03/14 thru 09/04/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

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 09/03/14 thru 09/04/14

No wildfire activity reported.

** - 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:
Warm and breezy conditions will continue again, however higher humidity values will moderate fire danger in much of Oklahoma today. Heightened awareness of fire danger today should be considered in western and southwestern Oklahoma in counties between and surrounding Ellis to Cotton Counties where drought impacted fuels are available for combustion. In this area temperatures will top out around 96° with SSW winds 15-20 mph gusting 23-27 mph, relative humidity values around 30% and increasing sky cover from the northwest this afternoon.A cold front with rain chances will enter into the Panhandle tonight moving southward into Oklahoma that has some promise to reduce fire danger over the weekend.

Remember… ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires! Enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlands responsibly.

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

Prepared by: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services