Fire Situation Report – January 30, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/29/15 thru 01/30/15

NE Area – 5 fires burned 270 acres (Causes: 5-Incendiary)

EC Area – 2 fires burned 10 acres (Causes: 1-Incendiary; 1-Debris Burn)

SE Area – 5 fires burned 11 acres (Causes: 4-Incendiary; 1-Debris Burn)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

· Polecat Creek Fire (Sequoyah County), 130 acres, 100% contained
· Watie Hollow (Adair County), 115 acres, 100% contained

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

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: Lake Draper – 171 acres

* 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 01/29/14 thru 01/30/15

2 fires burned 34 acres (Causes: 1-Debris Burning, 1-Incendiary) Reporting Department(s): Cordell and Tecumseh FDs

** - 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:

One request for State assistance was received yesterday from Keystone Fire Department. However, the request was cancelled after additional mutual aid resources arrived on-scene.

Fire danger will diminish today and through the weekend. Forecasts call for moisture likely through the weekend across the entire state. The lowest relative humidity is expected today with readings over much of the state in mid-30% range. Winds are forecast to be light today and tomorrow. However, on Sunday afternoon north of Interstate 44 northerly winds may gust into the upper 20 mph range. If little to no moisture is received in this area there is a chance that wildfires may burn actively in grassy fine fuels.

An updated Fire Situation Report will be distributed if weather conditions change drastically from the current forecast.

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: Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services