Fire Situation Report – November 9, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/06/15 thru 11/09/15       

 

NE Area – No Activity

EC Area – No Activity  

SE Area – No Activity

 

  • 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 11/06/15 thru 11/09/15

 

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 highest fire danger today will reside in the Panhandle and extreme northwest Oklahoma where recent frost/freeze events have pushed fuels into dormancy and dry conditions over the weekend worked toward curing fuels.  Today, light fuels will potentially dip below 6% moisture in some areas with relative humidity values in the Panhandle will register at 25-33% this afternoon.  Temperatures in this area will hit 65°-70° and winds will be southwest around 15 mph with occasional gusts 18-25 mph.  At this time elevated fire danger is expected both Tuesday and Wednesday across the Panhandle into northwest Oklahoma as drier air mixes in and winds increase.
 Elsewhere in Oklahoma, temperatures will predominantly be in the mid-60°’s with relative humidity around 35%.  Light south-southeast winds will prevail in eastern Oklahoma, and south winds 10-15 mph with gusts around 20 in western Oklahoma will lend to limited fire danger this afternoon.
 Fuels are beginning to cure statewide with the subsidence of the growing season.  As areas experience frost/freeze events, those fuels will become readily available for combustion given short drying periods.
 

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 Forestry Services - ODAFF