Fire Situation Report – December 18, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/17/15 thru 12/18/15       

 

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 12/17/15 thru 12/18/15

 

            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:

 No significant fire activity anticipated today as relative humidity values above 40% statewide will limit fine fuels from dipping into moisture levels of concern.
South winds, climbing temperatures and falling relative humidity values will increase fire danger in southwest Oklahoma both Saturday and Sunday while sky cover associated with rain chances in eastern Oklahoma will limit fire danger east of I-35. 
 

  • Saturday – Warming temperatures and relative humidity values near 35% in southwestern Oklahoma will result  

    in fuels capable of active burning.  Southwest winds 15-20 mph with some higher gusts will promote the
    potential for moderate to rapid rates of fire spread especially when winds are aligned with topography.
 

  • Sunday – Fuels are not expected to be overly dry, but will support active combustion.  Increasing fire danger for

    a short period in the afternoon will range from I-35 westward.  Relative humidity values will not be critically low;
    however SSW winds at 20 mph gusting around 30 mph will push any fire that becomes established.  Sheltered
    fuels (timber) should offer opportunity for containment with reduced rates of fire spread given present moisture
    scenarios and mid-flame wind speed reduction.

 

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