Fire Situation Report – January 20, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/19/15 thru 01/20/15

NE Area – 13 Fires Burned 415.3 acres (Cause: Debris-3, Incendiary-9, Other-1)

EC Area – 3 Fires Burned 202 acres (Cause: Debris-2, Escaped Burn-1)

SE Area – 4 Fires Burned 843.5 acres (Cause: Debris-1, Incendiary-3)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Old Well (LeFlore County), 200 acres, 100% Contained
· Farley (Adair County), 200 acres, 100% Contained
· East Middle Mountain (Pushmataha County), 800 acres, 100% Contained

Large Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No Activity

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 01/19/14 thru 01/20/15

6 Fires Burned 14 Acres (Cause: 5-Debris, 1-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:

Increased sky cover and relative humidity values will moderate fine fuel moisture today; however dormant grasses will remain susceptible to ignition. The highest fire danger today will reside in the southwest quarter of Oklahoma where winds will be out of the northeast at 13-15 mph gusting to 20 mph and relative humidity will fall to near 30% with temperatures in the mid to upper 50°’s which may promote active fire behavior in fine fuels.

The remainder of Oklahoma should expect northerly winds at 4-10 mph, afternoon relative humidity from 35-50% and temperatures generally in the mid-50°’s. No critical fire control issues are anticipated in this area.

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