Fire Situation Report – February 11, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/10/16 thru 02/11/16       

 

NE Area –         3 Fires Burned 44.5 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary)

EC Area –         5 Fires Burned 1,035 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 1-Debris)

SE Area –         7 Fires Burned 362 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 2-Debris, 1-Escaped Control Burn)

 

  • Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area                          
    • Lick Creek Road Fire (Pittsburg County) – 600 acres est., 50% contained
    • Bobcat Fire ( Latimer County) – 345 acres, 50% contained       

 

  • Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:
    • Coyote Fire (Atoka County) – 350 Acres, 100% Contained

 

  • 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 02/10/16 thru 02/11/16

 

  • No Fire Activity Reporter – Fire Activity was noted in media.

     

    ** - 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:  Lighter winds and slightly higher relative humidity will reduce fire danger indices from yesterday; however dry fuels supported by nearly 10+ days separation from wetting rains (25-60 days separation in many areas) will hold persistent fire danger in place.  The highest fire danger today will reside in northwest counties and the Panhandle where temperature 60°-67° will support relative humidity falling into the high teens and 20% range. Light northerly winds this morning will gradually shift to the southwest during the peak of the burring period at light-7 mph offering good opportunity for successful initial attack.

 

Elsewhere in Oklahoma winds are expected to remain out of the north around 10 mph with limited to no gusts expected.  Cooler temperatures than yesterday in the mid-50°’s-70° and relative humidity in the mid-30% range will still yield dry fuels at the peak of the burning period; however offer good opportunity for successful initial attack.

 

There are no County 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:  Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma Forestry Services - ODAFF