Fire Situation Report – January 5 – January 11, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/29/14 thru 01/05/14

NE Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 1 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris)

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 12/29/14 thru 01/05/15

No Wildfire 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:

Cold and dry conditions will dominate the weather for most of the week across Oklahoma. At this time there are no significant fire control issues anticipated.

Remnant snow cover and snowmelt will subdue fire danger in the Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma. Rainfall late last week that lingered into the weekend has improved fuel moistures throughout the bulk of the state. Persistent morning frosts, colder than normal temperatures and moderated relative humidity values should temper fire danger through the work week.

Windy conditions associated with a front that will push through Oklahoma mid-week may briefly increase fire danger, but again no significant fire control issues are anticipated.

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