Fire Situation Report – April 18, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Oklahoma Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 04/15/16 thru 04/18/16

NE Area –
EC Area – No 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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 04/15/16 thru 04/18/16
No 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: Areal rainfall across Oklahoma over the course of the weekend, and continuing this morning in eastern Oklahoma, has diminished fire danger across the state. Rain chances will continue into the first half of the week furthering reduced fire danger. Rainfall, improved soil moisture and warm temperatures will significantly boost seasonal green-up with increasing live fuel moisture and rapidly improving canopy cover in forests and woodlands.

No significant fire activity is anticipated in the near-term. We will temporarily suspend issuance of the Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report until fire weather and/or fire occurrence warrants.

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