Fire Situation Report – December 14, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/11/15 thru 12/14/15

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 12/11/15 thru 12/14/15

1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Equipment) Guymon Fire Department 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:
Weekend weather will put a damper on fire danger today. Blizzard conditions in the Panhandle to heavy rain in southeast Oklahoma and wetting rains across the remainder of the state (excluding a small pocket in southwest Oklahoma) will boost fuel moistures decreasing the fire danger risk today.

Moderate fire danger may return to a portion of southwest Oklahoma tomorrow afternoon. In areas where only light rainfall was realized over the weekend including Harmon, Jackson, Greer, Kiowa, Tillman and portions of Comanche Counties, enhanced fire weather will result in an increase in fire danger indices Tuesday afternoon. Temperature around 60° and relative humidity values 25-30% will result in rapidly drying fuels. Winds are expected to be 15-20 mph with higher gusts out of the southwest.

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