Fire Situation Report – October 7, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/06/14 thru 10/07/14

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 10/06/14 thru 10/07/14

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:
Unusually warm temperatures will prevail across Oklahoma today. Recent rainfall in central, southern and eastern Oklahoma will keep fire danger in check today from the I-35 corridor east; however a significant portion of western Oklahoma will experience warm and dry conditions again.

The highest fire danger will be present west of a line from Alfalfa County in the north to Cotton County in the south. Temperatures from the mid-80°’s to mid-90°’s and relative humidity in the upper teens driven by lower dew point values will push fine fuels into a readily available state this afternoon across all of western Oklahoma including the Panhandle. ESE winds will be relatively light with little gust separation and should moderate rate of spread in most cases should a fire occur.

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