Fire Situation Report – October 7, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/06/15 thru 10/07/15       

 NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 3 Acres (1-Debris)

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 11 Fires Burned 34.7 Acres (9-Incendiary, 1-Debris, 1-Equipment)

 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 10/06/15 thru 10/07/15

             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:  
 Receptive fuels spurred on by continued dry weather in southeast Oklahoma will hold fire danger in the area from Hwy. 69 east to McCurtain County along the Red River, but light winds will keep spread potential in check.  Limited sky cover, temperatures 85°-89°, afternoon relative humidity dipping to around 35% and drought influenced fuels are expected to support limited fire growth should ignitions occur.
 Elsewhere in Oklahoma, afternoon relative humidity values at or above 40% will limit fuel availability and light winds will keep potential rates of spread in check.  Rain showers in the Panhandle and parts of northwest Oklahoma will negate fire danger in that area.
  
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