Fire Situation Report – September 28, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/25/15 thru 09/28/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 3 Acres (1-Escaped Debris, 1-Incendiary)
SE Area – 13 Fires Burned 65.5 Acres (5-Escaped Debris, 7-Incendiary, 1-Equipment)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:

1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (1-Equipment)

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 09/25/15 thru 09/28/15

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:

Dry conditions and above normal temperatures will dominate over much of Oklahoma today. However, generally light winds limiting rates of fire spread and relative humidity values above 30% keeping fine fuel moisture above critical levels will keep the threat of significant fire activity in check.

The highest fire danger today will reside in extreme northwestern Oklahoma centered in Harper County where temperatures will reach 89° with afternoon relative humidity dropping to 26% driving fine fuel moisture down to 5 or 6%. South winds across western Oklahoma at 8-10 mph will result rates of fire spread that offer opportunity for successful initial attack.

Rain chances and elevated fine fuel moisture will reduce fire danger in far southeastern Oklahoma today despite the intensifying drought indices.

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