Fire Situation Report – September 30, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/29/15 thru 09/30/15       

NE Area – No Activity

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 2 Fire Burned 22 Acres (1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Prescribed Fire)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:    No Activity                                        

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 09/29/15 thru 09/30/15

                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: 

Fire danger will be limited today by somewhat cooler temperatures, elevated relative humidity and generally light winds resulting in the anticipation of no significant fire activity today across Oklahoma.  Scattered light precipitation earlier this morning in both north-central and west-central Oklahoma combined with rain shower and thunderstorm chances building in this afternoon and evening hold promise of improving fuel moisture for a period.

Temperature readings across the state are forecast to be in the mid- to upper-70’s across Oklahoma excluding counties along the Red River where 80°-84° is expected.  Relative humidity values are not expected to fall below 40% and sky cover may hang around until later in the day combining to hold fine fuel moisture above levels of concern.  Continuing with the trend as of late, winds are not expected to be above 10 mph with limited gusting, and will keep potential rates of fire spread in check.

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).