Fire Situation Report – September 10, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/09/14 thru 09/10/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 1 Fires Burned 1 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)

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 09/09/14 thru 09/10/14

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:

No fire control issues are anticipated in Oklahoma today. Several factors begin to come together today that will limit fire danger and spread potential as the first of two cold fronts push into Oklahoma from northwest to southeast dropping temperatures into an unseasonably cool range by tomorrow afternoon for all of the state. Scattered rainfall in northeast Oklahoma, elevated relative humidity values and generally light winds following the first frontal passage will keep fire danger in check for most of Oklahoma.

The second cold front will present chances for another wetting rain across the state by Friday with cool temperatures on both Friday and Saturday.

            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