Fire Situation Report – February 12, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/11/16 thru 02/12/16       

 

NE Area –         5 Fires Burned 102.2 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 2-Debris)

EC Area –         2 Fires Burned 16 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

SE Area –         1 Fire Burned 19 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

 

  • 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 02/11/16 thru 02/11/16

 

  • 1 Fire Burned 1 Acre – Guymon 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:  Somewhat moderated fire danger today with relative humidity well above critical levels and calmer winds; however dry, dormant fuels through the size classes 1 hr. – 1,000 hr.) will support active combustion. This trend is expected through the weekend until limited precipitation chances enter for parts of central and eastern Oklahoma Sunday into Monday.

 

Fire danger conditions are fairly consistent across the state today with temperatures in the 60°’s within the southern and western counties and 50°’s in northern counties combined with relative humidity ranging from 26-35% where warmer temperatures are present and 35-45% where the cooler temperatures prevail.  North to northeast winds around 10 mph with some gusts around 15 mph will moderate rate of fire spread observed over this past week, but still support the possibility of 200 ft./min. in unsheltered, grass dominated fuels.

 

Elevating fire danger will be present in the Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma on Saturday with continued warm temperatures and relative humidity 20% in the Panhandle to 35% in far northwest counties.  Southerly winds at 20 mph gusting to 28 mph will produce rapid rates of fire spread.

 

Sunday brings precipitation chances to parts of central and much if eastern Oklahoma along with cooler temperatures.  At this time precipitation amounts are expected to be light and have little effect on overall fire danger into next week.

 

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 - ODA