Fire Situation Report – September 22, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/21/15 thru 09/22/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 0.1 Acres (1-Incendiary)
SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 4.1 Acres (2-Escaped Debris)

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 09/21/15 thru 09/22/15

4 Fires Burned 6.5 acres (1-Electrical Line, 2-Escaped Debris, 1-Incendiary)
– Guymon and Lakewood FD’s 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:

No significant fire activity is expected in Oklahoma today. Elevated relative humidity values will aid in keeping fine-dead fuel moisture in check, and recent rainfall has provided a boost to live herbaceous fuel moisture across much of the state excluding the Panhandle and the extreme southeast and southwest corners. Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast today and this evening for the Panhandle counties expanding into northwestern Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow providing increased sky cover and elevated relative humidity that will serve to downgrade fire danger in the area.

Moderated fire danger in Oklahoma will be relegated to portions of southwest Oklahoma and far southeastern Oklahoma today where wetting rains have not been present in recent days and fuels remain dry. Fire weather in these areas will include temperatures 87°-92°, afternoon relative humidity around 30-34% and southerly winds 10-13 mph gusting to 17-19 mph in the southwest counties / easterly winds not exceeding 10 mph in the southeast 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