Fire Situation Report – December 7, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/03/15 thru 12/07/15       

 

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 12/03/15 thru 12/07/15

 

            2 Fires Burned 6 Acres (Cause: 1-Debris, 1-Electrical) Cyril & Nowata FD’s 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: 

 Wide spread frost this morning will give way to warming temperatures and dry conditions this afternoon.  While no significant fire occurrence is anticipated, we have experienced seven consecutive dry days across the majority of Oklahoma with what appears to be a dry week ahead fire danger will be present during the afternoon period.  Dormant fuels will react quickly to warm/dry afternoon conditions resulting in limited fire danger each afternoon.

 Today, generally light winds will limit the rate of fire spread.  Relative humidity values across the Panhandle and far western Oklahoma will drive fine fuels into the 5-7% fuel moisture range this afternoon.  Dry fuels coupled with temperatures 60-65° and clear skies will promote receptive conditions.

 Moderate fire danger will be present statewide with warm and dry conditions in place.  Generally light winds will limit rates of spread absent of topographic influence.

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