Fire Situation Report – April 16, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/15/15 thru 04/16/15

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 04/15/15 thru 04/16/15

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:
Today… No significant fire control issues are anticipated in Oklahoma today. Elevated relative humidity and increasing sky cover ahead of potential storms across western Oklahoma and the Panhandle will diminish fire danger in this area of the state today. Recent rains and warmer night time temperatures have progressed green-up of herbaceous fuels and prompted movement toward full leaf out in central and eastern Oklahoma encouraging a spring-time lull in fire danger in this section of the state.

Friday-Sunday… Storm chances (some severe potential) moving east across the state over the next two days are expected to keep fire danger in check, and no significant fire control occurrence is expected. The next Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report will be issued on Monday, April 20. If conditions deviate from the current forecast resulting in a significant change in fire weather, a subsequent report will be issued.

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