Fire Situation Report – December 8 - 14, 2014

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/05/14 thru 12/08/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity
Fire Assistance Outside of the Protection Area: No Requests
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 12/05/14 thru 12/08/14

1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Debris) Newcastle Fire Dept. Reporting

** - 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 anticipated today.

Generally dry conditions will return to Oklahoma this week as a weak frontal system pushes out the fog, drizzle and light rain that has hung around for nearly a week. Above normal temperatures, primarily light winds and moderate relative humidity values are forecast to dominate weather across Oklahoma this week limiting fire danger in the state.

We will issue an updated Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report on Monday, December 15, 2014. Updates to this report will be issued should fuel and/or fire weather conditions deviate from the forecast.

Special Note to the Public: The past two weekends have afforded opportunity for many Oklahomans to venture out and harvest Christmas trees. Please be sure to take care of your live tree to provide for a quality Christmas decoration throughout the entire season. Visit Oklahoma Forestry Services webpage for tips on tree care, maintenance and disposal.

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