Fire Situation Report – October 20, 2016

 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services
PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/19/16 thru 10/20/16        
NE Area – No Activity
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – 3 Fires Burned 22 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 1-Equipment)
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

* 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 10/19/16 thru 10/20/16
• 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:  
Rainfall south and east of I-44 will alleviate fire danger concerns today in that area today.
Dry conditions continue in western Oklahoma; however a cooler start and good moisture recovery overnight will compress the burning period today into the afternoon hours.  Relative humidity values will fall below 30% in the Panhandle and hover around 35% across much of western Oklahoma and higher nearer to I-35; however they are expected to recover rapidly after sunset. Cooler than normal temperatures are forecast for today along with north winds 7-15 mph and occasional gusts to near 20 mph. Initial attack efforts are expected to be successful today given the shorter burning period and rapidly diminishing fuel availability after sunset.
No Burn Bans are presently active.  For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:
Special Note to Firefighters:
The latest issue of the Oklahoma Wildland Tailgate series has been released!  This issue addresses the influence topography has on fire behavior.  The current issue is available at .

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