Fire Situation Report – September 21, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/18/15 thru 09/21/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 100.5 Acres (4-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Escaped Campfire)

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 09/18/15 thru 09/21/15

1 Fire Burned 1 acres (1-Electrical Line) – Guymon FD Reporting

** - 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 today in Oklahoma will be isolated to the Panhandle counties and into Harper County today where relative humidity values will dip below 30% resulting in dry fine fuels and rains did not materialize over the weekend. High temperatures in this area will register 90°-94° with south winds 10-12mph gusting to near 20 mph.

No significant fire activity is expected elsewhere in Oklahoma today due to elevated fuel moistures resulting from wetting rains that fell over a fair portion of the state on Sunday and relative humidity values in excess of 40% elsewhere.

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