Fire Situation Report – February 4, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/03/16 thru 02/04/16       

 

NE Area –         3 Fires Burned 112 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 1-Debris)

EC Area –         3 Fires Burned  86.5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Debris, 1-Equipment)

SE Area –         2 Fires Burned 20.1 Acres (Cause: 2-Equipment)

 

  • Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area  
    • West Cavanal Fire (LeFlore County- 1,660 Acres (160 new Acres), 75% Contained        

 

  • 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 02/03/16 thru 02/04/16

 

            1 Fires Burned 4 Acres – 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:  Relative humidity values will fall below 30% statewide today resulting in dry, receptive fine fuels supporting active combustion.  A cold start this morning will give way to temperature 46°-52° with winds west-southwest 10-15 mph.  Areas of northwest Oklahoma including the Panhandle will experience periods of winds gusting around 20 mph.  Rate of fire spread should be somewhat moderated today with lighter wind speed; however expect areas that funnel winds to exhibit elevated rates of fire spread.

 

Very High fire danger is expected Friday across much of Oklahoma.  While warning criteria may not be met, dry conditions and gusty winds are forecast.  Given the present forecast information, the highest fire danger will lie in a broad swath in and around the I-44 corridor.

 

 



 

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