Fire Situation Report – April 12, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry

Oklahoma Forestry Services


PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/11/16 thru 04/12/16       

                                           

NE Area – No fires reported for the period.

EC Area – No fires reported for the period.

SE Area – No fires reported for the period.

 

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:                         

  • No large fire activity reported within the Protection Area for the period.                      

 

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 57,167 acres in Woodward and Harper counties and is now 90% contained. Ground resources continue to patrol fire lines utilizing current weather conditions to increase fire containment. Arcing power lines has been identified as the cause of the fire.

 

 

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 04/11/16 thru 04/12/16

Fire Department statistics unavailable at the time of this report.

*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:  Cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and lighter winds have combined to reduce fire behavior potential and Probability of Ignition. Rainfall amounts were variable across the state with amounts varying from over 1-inch to only a trace. There is an increased chance of rain moving from southwest OK northward, but this is a weak system and will not produce any significant rainfall. Wednesday through Friday will see a daily increase in fire weather parameters with Friday predicted to have “Near Critical” conditions. Although the various weather models are vague at this point, there is a potential for significant rain statewide for the weekend. This storm system will be tracked closely over the coming days.

 

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, Woodward, Alfalfa 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:  Stephen Creech, FBAN Detailed to Oklahoma Forestry Services - ODAFF