Fire Situation Report – February 17, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/13/15 thru 02/17/15

NE Area – 22 Fires Burned 1785.8 Acres (Cause: 7-Incendiary, 2-Debris, 3-Equipment, 10-Escaped Burn)

EC Area – 9 Fires Burned 347.5 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 4-Debris, 1-Escaped Burn)

SE Area – 30 Fires Burned 1551.1 Acres (Cause: 17-Incendiary, Escaped Burn-12, Other-1)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Keystone (Haskell County), 225 acres, 100% Contained

Large Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:
· Coal Creek (Coal County), 650 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 02/13/15 thru 02/17/15

10 Fires Burned 175.25 Acres (Cause: 6-Misc., 3-Debris, 1-Equipment) – Tecumseh FD, Skiatook 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:
No fire control issues are expected in Oklahoma today.

Wintry precipitation occurring late in the weekend will continue to melt today as high temperatures reach the mid-40°’s to lower 50° range. Fire danger should continue to be suppressed into mid-week with elevated fine fuel moistures accompanying ice, sleet and snow melt.

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