Fire Situation Report – April 11, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/08/16 thru 04/11/16       

 

NE Area – 10 Fires Burned 133.3 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 1-Debris, 5- Escaped Controlled Burns)

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 271 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

SE Area – 9 Fires Burned 137 Acres (Cause: 8-Incendiary, 1-Equipment))

 

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:                         

  • New State Mountain Fire (Pittsburgh County) – 271 Acres, 100% Contained                             

 

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • 350 Complex (Woodward and Harper Counties) – Lone Star State Type 2 Incident Management Team has command of the incident. Moderate fire behavior was experienced over a large portion of the incident.  The wildfire has burned 57,440 acres in Woodward and Harper counties and is now 80% contained. Ground resources continue to patrol fire lines utilizing current weather conditions to increase fire containment.  Damage assessments have been delayed due to active fire behavior on the complex. Arcing power lines has been identified as the cause of the fire.
  • Chisholm Fire (Canadian County) – An OFS Task Force assisted Cedar Lake Fire Department suppressing this 60 acre fire along with two CL-415’s protecting structures.  Fire is 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 04/08/16 thru 04/11/16

  • 2 Fires Burned 2 Acres (Cause: 2-Debris) – Tecumseh FD Reporting

– multiple fires reported via media outlets.

*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 series of storms and showers combined with continuing rain chances this morning into the remainder of the day will serve to diminish fire danger across Oklahoma; however precipitation totals in northwest Oklahoma have been negligible to this point offering opportunity for fire danger to build in the coming days..  Higher relative humidity, ample sky cover and high fine-dead fuel moisture will largely negate probability of large fire occurrence today.

 

Resources:

·         Initial attack resources available from incident.

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

·         OHP Fixed Wing Recon available.

 

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

 

Harper, Cimarron, Texas and Beaver 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