Fire Situation Report – September 23, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/22/15 thru 09/23/15       

NE Area – No Activity

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 1 Acres (1-Incendiary)

 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 09/22/15 thru 09/23/15

             No 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:  

The first day of fall will bring drying conditions across south-central and southeastern counties in Oklahoma prompted by afternoon relative humidity values falling below 30%.  The forecast indicates dry conditions with lower relative humidity and ample sunshine will continue increasing cumulative drying.  Keetch-Byram Drought Index values in the 550 range in the southwest to 750 in the southeast will contribute to rapid drying of fuels and the potential for problematic fire behavior to develop in the short-term.  Generally light winds and residual live fuel moisture are expected provide opportunity for successful initial attack over the coming days.

Rain in the Panhandle this morning is filtering into northwest Oklahoma and will negate fire danger in this area today.  Central and Northeast Oklahoma will benefit from relative humidity values above 40% in most areas and winds will predominantly be less than 10 mph.  No significant fire activity is anticipated today.

  



 
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