Fire Situation Report – October 23, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/22/15 thru 10/23/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 3 acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)
SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 53.6 Acres (Cause: 6-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No ActivityOFS 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 10/22/15 thru 10/23/15

1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Misc.) Skiatook FD Reporting

** - 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:

Despite elevated relative humidity values, fire occurrence persisted in southeast Oklahoma ahead of the system that brought rains statewide. No significant fire activity expected today. A few areas in southern Oklahoma received nearly 5.5” of rain in the last twenty-four hours with most of the southern counties and Panhandle receiving around 1.5”. Our northern tier of counties have a somewhat different story, especially from Alfalfa over to Nowata Counties, where totals were pretty light – primarily 0.1 – 0.2”.

Wet fuels, higher relative humidity values and cooler temperatures will retard fire danger today. Continued rain chances in southeast Oklahoma will be present into the weekend checking fire danger. Northern counties will see drier weather, but cooler temperatures, and less receptive fine fuels through the weekend.

County Burn Bans have been authorized by the commissioners of the following counties: Choctaw, LeFlore and McCurtain Counties. Information on current county level burn bans can be obtained at:

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/22/15 thru 10/23/15

NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 3 acres (Cause: 1-Equipment)
SE Area – 6 Fires Burned 53.6 Acres (Cause: 6-Incendiary)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No Activity Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No ActivityOFS 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 10/22/15 thru 10/23/15

1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Misc.) Skiatook FD Reporting

** - 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:

Despite elevated relative humidity values, fire occurrence persisted in southeast Oklahoma ahead of the system that brought rains statewide. No significant fire activity expected today. A few areas in southern Oklahoma received nearly 5.5” of rain in the last twenty-four hours with most of the southern counties and Panhandle receiving around 1.5”. Our northern tier of counties have a somewhat different story, especially from Alfalfa over to Nowata Counties, where totals were pretty light – primarily 0.1 – 0.2”.

Wet fuels, higher relative humidity values and cooler temperatures will retard fire danger today. Continued rain chances in southeast Oklahoma will be present into the weekend checking fire danger. Northern counties will see drier weather, but cooler temperatures, and less receptive fine fuels through the weekend.

County Burn Bans have been authorized by the commissioners of the following counties: Choctaw, LeFlore and McCurtain Counties. Information on current county level burn bans can be obtained at:
http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information
 

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