Fire Situation Report – December 21, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/18/15 thru 12/21/15       

 NE Area –         No Activity

EC Area –         1 Fire Burned 23 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

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 12/18/15 thru 12/21/15

             1  Fire Burned 1 Acre (Cause: 1-Debris) – Tecumseh FD 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:
 Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue along with dry conditions over much of Oklahoma today.  Relative humidity values will remain above 40% excluding far southwestern Oklahoma where values of 32-38% will be realized along with the driest fine fuels today.  No significant fire activity is anticipated due to elevated relative humidity values and light winds bolstered by a brief afternoon burning period in the southwest quadrant of the state.
 Light precipitation across areas of the Panhandle and elevated fine fuel moisture in eastern counties will result in reduced fire danger today in those areas.
 On Tuesday, southerly winds 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph may elevate fire danger north and west of I-44; however relative humidity well above critical values will hold fine fuel moisture at manageable levels providing opportunity for successful initial attack.  
 



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