Fire Situation Report – March 26, 2015

 

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 003/25/15 thru 03/26/15

NE Area – 4 Fires Burned 34 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary)

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 3.5 acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

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 03/25/15 thru 03/26/15

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:

Severe weather dominated the afternoon and evening hours across a large section of Oklahoma. The weather system produced substantial rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma with most of the eastern half of the state receiving approximately 0.50” or more – near 2.0” in some areas.

The highest fire danger today will lie north and west of a line from Kay County to Tillman County. Minimal, if any, precipitation fell in this area and fire weather today will result in some fire danger potential. Temperatures in this area will generally be in the mid to upper 60°’s with relative humidity values between 25-31% except in the Panhandle where relative humidity will drop to 18% rapidly drying fine fuels today. North winds will be 12-17 mph during the burning period across northwest Oklahoma; however they are expected to diminish somewhat this afternoon. Gusty winds will be present in southwest Oklahoma throughout the burning period today.

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