Fire Situation Report – April 2, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/01/15 thru 04/02/15

NE Area – 3 Fires Burned 70.2 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary)

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – No Activity

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 recorded on 04/01/15 thru 04/02/15

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:
Fire danger will be highest in the Panhandle and along the western-most counties in Oklahoma. In this area winds will shift clockwise through the day from NE to SSW sustained this afternoon at 10-17 mph and gusting in the Panhandle up to 20+ mph. Temperature will be 75°-85° with relative humidity this afternoon at 17-30%. Limited and scattered rainfall yesterday evening should be expected to limit fuel availability early in the burning period; however dry/dormant fuels should be readily available for combustion by afternoon.

Fire weather elsewhere in the state will be dominated by elevated dew points upwards of 60° which will limit low afternoon relative humidity readings to greater than 40% keeping fine fuel moistures in check. Storm chances – some potentially severe – increase through the afternoon and into the evening for much of eastern Oklahoma with focus on northeast counties.

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