Fire Situation Report – January 25, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services




PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/19/16 thru 01/25/16       


NE Area –         2 Fires Burned 23 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

EC Area –         1 Fire Burned 15 Acres (Cause: Escaped Debris)

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 recorded on 01/19/16 thru 01/25/16


            3 Fires Burned 5 Acres:  Tecumseh FD Reporting

            Additional fire activity was noted in local media coverage.


** - 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 on Sunday was elevated with warm and windy conditions ahead of the cold front working across Oklahoma today.  In the wake of the cold front, winds will shift to the NNW with temperatures somewhat cooler.  Relative humidity values are not expected to be critical; however dormant fuels and the developing drying trend will result in fuel availability and grass dominated fuels having potential for rapid rates of fire spread.
 The highest fire danger today will reside in the northwest quarter of Oklahoma where winds are forecast to be 15-20 mph out of the northwest gusting to near 25 mph.  Temperatures ranging from 45°-52° in this area combined with relative humidity values near 40% this afternoon will promote active fire behavior in fine fuels.
 Elsewhere in Oklahoma today, moderate fire danger is expected.  Looking ahead toward the end of the week , fire danger is expected to be elevated with warm and dry conditions in place.



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