Fire Situation Report – April 15, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/14/15 thru 04/15/15

NE Area – No Activity
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 04/14/15 thru 04/15/15

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:
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Cimarron County until 9:00 PM today. Temperature is expected to be near 80°, with relative humidity 8-15% and southwest winds 20-25 mph gusting to 35 mph. Critical fire weather is expected to be in place early during the burning period which will promote opportunity for rapid fire growth.

Weather and fuels across the Panhandle and into extreme northwest Oklahoma will support potential for active fire behavior today including rapid rates of fire spread pushed by southerly winds 10-15 mph gusting around 20 mph. In this area, temperatures will be 72°-82° with afternoon relative humidity below 30%.

Light rainfall yesterday east of a line from Grant County to Tillman County and elevated dew points provided opportunity for good moisture recovery last night. Moist conditions this morning and some areas of fog this will abbreviate opportunity for fuels to dry in much of Oklahoma. No significant fire control issues are anticipated in this area.

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