Fire Situation Report – October 1, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 09/30/15 thru 10/01/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 8 Fires Burned 154.2 Acres (7-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No Activity
OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: 1 Prescribed Fire Treating 70.5 Acres
* 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 09/30/15 thru 10/01/15

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 drought, southeast corner of Oklahoma will remain dry today with afternoon relative humidity around 31%, limited sky cover, and temperatures 76°-80°. North winds around 10 mph will limit spread potential in the drought affected fuels. Otherwise, a smattering of rain in the southwest, showers and storms working through central Oklahoma and afternoon relative humidity expected above 40% will hold fire danger at bay today across much of Oklahoma.

Special Note to the Public: Big game hunting seasons begin today and hunters across the state will enjoy the beauty and bounty that Oklahoma has to offer. Please exercise fire prevention when in the field

· Avoid parking vehicles with hot exhaust in tall, dry fuels as the catalytic converter may spark a fire.
· Ensure that spark arrestors are utilized on ATV’s and other off-road vehicles.
· Drown your campfires before heading to the field.

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