Fire Situation Report – April 3, 2016

    Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/01/16 thru 04/03/16       

 

NE Area –

EC Area –                     Statistics not available at time of report

SE Area –

 

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                                           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 03/31/16 thru 04/01/16

  • No Reported Activity

*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 Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon through 9:00 PM for 30 counties in Oklahoma that generally lie north and west of I-44. Firefighting personnel in the warned area should expect clear skies with temperature near 80°.  Relative humidity is expected to dive into the teens during the burning period across much of the warned area resulting in fine-dead fuel moisture in the 3-5% range along with Probability of Ignition at 90%.  Dormant fuels will readily combust, and winds sustained around 20 mph with gusts 25-35 mph will result in the potential for very rapid to extreme rates of fire spread.

 

Counties south and east of the warned area will also experience warm and dry conditions that will support active fire behavior; however winds are expected to remain below critical thresholds.  In areas where ample dormant fuel is present the potential for problematic fire behavior does exist.

 

Fire danger concerns are going to continue at least through mid-week with a complicating cold front, warm temperatures, dry air and windy conditions.

 

 

Resources:

  • OFS will have Task Force Resources and Overhead Personnel available.

  • Fixed-Wing Tanker, Air-Attack and National Guard Rotor-Wing aircraft available.

     

    Call the Incident Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481 to request resources.

     

     

     

    Harper, Cimarron and Texas Counties have 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

     

     

     

     

 



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