Fire Situation Report – December 3, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/30/15 thru 12/03/15

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 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 recorded on 11/30/15 thru 12/03/15

No Activity reported on the on-line reporting system.

** - 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:
No significant fire activity is anticipated today. Recent rains provided a significant boost in soil moisture. Cooler nighttime temperatures combined with quality relative humidity recover overnight are limiting fine-dead fuels from falling into levels of concern.

Winds today are expected to be light and variable in eastern and southerly across the remainder of the state generally less than 10 mph. Relative humidity values in far western Oklahoma may fall to near 35% with higher values elsewhere.

Friday – winds will be noticeable strong in western Oklahoma around 20 mph out of the south with higher gusts from Clinton up into northwestern counties and the Panhandle; however relative humidity values are not expected to fall much below 40% for much of the area. Fire danger is expected to increase minimally for a brief period Friday afternoon, but residual fuel moisture should offer good opportunity for initial attack.

A slight chance of rain in northeastern Oklahoma will enter Saturday night in northeastern Oklahoma, but a drying trend is expected to build in large part through next week. While fire danger has been moderated by recent precipitation, cooler temperatures and shorter burning periods, fire danger will still be present as the number of dry days increases.

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