Fire Situation Report – February 12, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/11/15 thru 02/12/15

NE Area – 10 Fires Burned 354.5 Acres (Cause: 9-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Control Burn)

EC Area – 0 Fires Burned 0 Acres

SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 191.1 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 2-Debris)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Crazy Hollow (Adair County), 200 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 02/11/14 thru 02/12/15

1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris) – Tecumseh FD Reporting

** - 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:
The highest fire danger today will reside east of I-35 where afternoon relative humidity values will fall into the 27-33% range. Winds will generally be NNE around 8 mph with gust around 18 mph early in the burning period diminishing in the afternoon. Fires should be expected to burn with moderate rates of spread in fine fuels.

Scattered, light rain showers fell across parts of Oklahoma yesterday afternoon, but will have little to no impact on fire danger today as amounts were negligible and dry conditions will prompt receptive fuels this afternoon. A cold front that moved across Oklahoma will produce cooler temperatures today. Relative humidity will fall into the mid-20°’s to mid-30° resulting in dry fuels this afternoon. Winds will be variable across the state with light NNE winds this afternoon in eastern Oklahoma, easterly winds in the central and southwest areas of the state, and south winds in far northwestern Oklahoma and Panhandle.

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