Fire Situation Report – December 17, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/16/15 thru 12/17/15

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 12/16/15 thru 12/17/15

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:

Fire danger today will generally be confined to areas in southwest Oklahoma. The southern tier of counties west of I-35 will see much less sky cover than the majority of Oklahoma and relative humidity values will fall into the 30-35% range yielding dry fine fuels. Temperatures in this area will be 48°-52° with NNW winds around 10 mph and limited gusts. Moderate rates of fire spread should be expected in this area.

The remainder of the state is expected to experience a fair amount of sky cover and relative humidity values above 40%. Dry fine fuels are in place across much of central Oklahoma; however fuel moisture will be above levels of concern today limiting fire behavior.

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