Fire Situation Report – January 26, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/25/16 thru 01/26/16       

 

NE Area – 1 fire burned 9 acres (Cause: Equipment)

EC Area – 0 fires         

SE Area – 0 fires

 

    • 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 01/25/16 thru 01/26/16

 

No wildfire activity was reported to the on-line reporting system.  However, several media accounts of wildfires were noted yesterday.

 

 

** - 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 be moderate to high across Oklahoma. The relative humidity is expected to drop into the 30% range with temperatures forecast in the upper 40s to low 50s.  Winds are forecast to be light from the west-northwest in the 5-10 mph range with gusts from 15-20 mph.  Sheltered fine fuels continue to dry out, but generally have a high enough moisture content to moderate fire behavior if a fire burns into a forested area.  Expect any fire that starts this afternoon in the exposed fine fuels found in fields and open areas to burn intensely with moderate to rapid rates of spread.  Highest rates of spread will be in areas where winds and terrain align.

 

There are no Burn Bans currently in effect in Oklahoma.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information


  
 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:  Mark Goeller, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services