Fire Situation Report – January 21, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/20/15 thru 01/21/15

NE Area – 6 Fires Burned 56.5 acres (Cause: Debris-2, Incendiary-4)

EC Area – 1 Fires Burned 160 acres (Cause: Incendiary-1)

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

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Ed McGee (Latimer County), 160 acres, 100% contained
· Reynolds Lake (Atoka County), 650 acres, 100% Contained

Large Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:
· Meadow Ridge (Pottawatomie County), 134.9 acres, 100% contained

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 01/20/14 thru 01/21/15

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:

Fire danger is expected to gradually decrease today as precipitation is forecast to enter the Oklahoma Panhandle this morning delivering snow and gradually move across Oklahoma from northwest to southeast with chances of a rain/snow mix through Thursday.

No critical fire weather or fuels conditions are expected today as sky cover increases, relative humidity values are not expected to dip below 40% and winds will be northeast to east around 10 mph.

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