Fire Situation Report – April 13, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/10/15 thru 04/13/15

NE Area – 9 Fires Burned 622 acres (8-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (1-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:
· Rusty Truck (Cherokee County) – 250 acres, 100% Contained
· Tree Root (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 04/10/15 thru 04/13/15

No Fire 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:
No significant fire control issues expected in Oklahoma today. Rainfall moving across Oklahoma from west to east and up from the Red River valley will quell fire danger in much of Oklahoma today. The Panhandle counties will see falling relative humidity this afternoon with east winds around 13 mph and maximum temperatures reaching the mid-60°’s; however fire danger is expected to be moderate.

Rainfall totals are beginning to fill in across western Oklahoma as well as some north-central counties. Counties in western Oklahoma suffering hardest from persistent drought conditions have registered respectable rainfall totals with some stations reporting in excess of 1.0” of precipitation in the last 24 hours. The system is expected to push east where green-up and leaf out have been promoted by adequate rainfall and warm temperatures.

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