Fire Situation Report – October 1, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/30/14 thru 10/01/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 1 Fires Burned 11 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

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 09/30/14 thru 10/01/14

2 Fires Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

** - 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. Winds in much of Oklahoma will be southerly around 15 mph gusting to near 25 mph in some locations and temperature will be above average hitting the low to mid-90°’s in areas. However, elevated dew points promoting relative humidity above 40% in large part will keep fuel moisture above levels of concern. Some scattered precipitation occurred in the overnight and early morning hours primarily in northern Oklahoma with better chances of precipitation coming in later tonight and tomorrow especially for the eastern third of the state.

Special Note to the Public: Big game hunting seasons begin today and hunters across the state will enjoy the beauty and bounty that Oklahoma has to offer. Please exercise fire prevention when in the field!·

  • Avoid parking vehicles with hot exhaust in tall, dry fuels as the catalytic converter may spark a fire.·
  • Ensure that spark arrestors are utilized on ATV’s and other off-road vehicles.·
  • Drown your campfires before heading to the field.

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