Fire Situation Report – September 30, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/29/14 thru 09/30/14

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 09/29/14 thru 09/30/14

No 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:
Rain chances for much of the day will be limited to northwest Oklahoma including the Panhandle which did receive some scattered and generally light precipitation during the overnight hours. Better chances of precipitation for Oklahoma begin later this evening through Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, forecast precipitation probability for parched southwestern Oklahoma is not optimistic.

The highest fire danger today will reside in western Oklahoma south of Highway 51 and west of U.S. 81 with temperatures around 87°, south winds at 15-18 mph gusting to 22 mph and afternoon relative humidity around 32%. The eastern two-thirds of Oklahoma will experience similar conditions to yesterday only slightly warmer.

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