Fire Situation Report – September 11, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/10/14 thru 09/11/14

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 09/10/14 thru 09/11/14

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. Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity values and increasing rain chances will prevail today into Friday suppressing fire danger into the weekend. Rainfall in east-central and southeast Oklahoma last night into this morning will bolster fine dead and live herbaceous fuel moistures in that area and the anticipated rainfall tonight and tomorrow especially across the southern tier of the state is expected to have the same effect.

The weekend is forecast to be cool, a bit breezy and primarily dry with some limited rain potential in southwest Oklahoma. With no fire control issues expected through the weekend, the next update to the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will be issued on Monday morning unless conditions warrant an update.

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