Fire Situation Report – February 9, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/06/15 thru 02/09/15

NE Area – 16 Fires Burned 294.8 Acres (Cause: 10-Incendiary, 2-Equipment, 4-Debris)

EC Area – 6 Fires Burned 349 Acres (Cause: 6-Incendiary)

SE Area – 4 Fires Burned 60 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 2-Debris)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Double Highline (Pittsburg County), 175 acres, 100% Contained
· Low Gap (Sequoyah County), 150 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 02/06/14 thru 02/09/15

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:
Warm and dry conditions are expected to persist today with most of Oklahoma entering into the seventh consecutive day without precipitation. Across the state, fuels are susceptible and readily available for combustion.

The highest fire danger today will reside in the Panhandle and extreme northwest counties. Temperatures 68°-72° and afternoon relative humidity dropping to 19-24 % will produce low fuel moistures in fine fuels. Winds will out of the south to southeast around 15 mph driving respectable rates of fire spread should a fire occur.

No significant fire control issues are anticipated in much of the remainder of Oklahoma thanks in large part to generally light winds and somewhat higher afternoon relative humidity. Winds will be light and some variability can be expected.

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