Fire Situation Report – January 27, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/26/15 thru 01/27/15

NE Area – 4 Fires Burned 15.8 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 1-Debris)

EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 3.1 Acres (Cause: 2-Debris)

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 0.5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 01/26/14 thru 01/27/15

1 Fire Burned 0.5 acres (Cause: 1-Misc.)

** - 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:
Warm temperatures, ample sunshine and falling afternoon relative humidity will promote drying of fuels today; however significant fire control issues are not anticipated.

In the Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma, temperatures will be in the mid-70°’s with SSW winds at 10-15 mph gusting to 20 mph and relative humidity decreasing to 20-28% this afternoon. Fire weather conditions today will promote drying of fuels and a gradual, but moderated, increase in fire danger through the afternoon.

Southwest and central Oklahoma will experience similar temperature, relative humidity and fuels conditions; however south winds around 10 mph. and limited gust potential will moderate fire growth and rates of spread. The eastern third of Oklahoma should expect generally light and variable winds through much of the day offering opportunity for fire suppression success.

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