Fire Situation Report – March 9, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services




PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/08/16 thru 03/09/16       


NE Area –

EC Area –             No New Activity

SE Area –


Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:                                          No New Activity                 


Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:             No New 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 recorded on 03/08/16 thru 03/09/16

    • 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:  No significant activity anticipated today; however fire activity cannot be ruled out in the Panhandle and extreme northwest Oklahoma.  Relative humidity values across the Panhandle will likely fall below 30% resulting in fuel availability. Temperatures in this area will be in the 60°’s under 50% sky cover.  East winds in the afternoon will be light limiting rates of fire spread should a fire start.


Elsewhere, a wetting rain has fallen on much of the state and fire danger conditions have been reduced for now. We are looking at the potential for near critical fire weather conditions early next week across the Panhandle and potentially edging into some areas of western Oklahoma.



Harper County has issued a county burn ban.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:




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