Fire Situation Report – March 8, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/07/16 thru 03/08/16       

 

NE Area – 5 Fires Burned 150 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 5-Escaped Rx)

EC Area – 3 Fires Burned 637 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary)

SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 65 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

 

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area                                           

  • Tin Shack Fire (Latimer County) – 557 Acres, 100% Contained

     

    Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:            

  • Katie Fire (Okfuskee County) – 1630 Acres, 90%

  • Double Header Fire (Okfuskee County) – 1,200 Acres, 100% Contained

  • Hill Fire (Creek County) – 890 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 03/07/16 thru 03/08/16

    • No New Activity Reported

** - 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:  A soaking rain occurred in the evening and overnight period over the eastern third of Oklahoma that aided with control of a few stubborn fires.  Showers are presently edging north of the Red River in western Oklahoma.

 

No significant fire activity is expected today with rain likely in many areas, and relative humidity values above 40% elsewhere that will reduce fire danger today and provide opportunity to complete fire suppression on the remaining active fires.

 

 

Harper County has issued a county burn ban.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information