Fire Situation Report – October 3, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/02/14 thru 10/03/14

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 10/02/14 thru 10/03/14

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:
The eastern third of Oklahoma received a wetting rain yesterday that will stave off fire danger through the weekend. While some areas in the Panhandle and western Oklahoma did receive rainfall, amounts were somewhat negligible with regard to fuel moisture recovery

.Fire control issues are not anticipated today in western Oklahoma with cooler temperatures, but a north wind gusting to 20 mph combined with relative humidity falling into the low and mid-20% range in some western counties may promote opportunity for active fire behavior in fine fuels should a fire occur.

Afternoon relative humidity values over the weekend appear to be dipping into the low 30% range in the east and nearer 20% in the west which will promote accelerated drying of fine fuels. Cooler temperatures and moderated winds should mitigate fire control issues 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