Fire Situation Report – November 7, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/31/16 thru 11/7/16 

 NE Area – 10 Fires Burned 271.2 Acres (Cause: 10-Incendiary)

EC Area – 8 Fires Burned 558.6 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary, 4-Escaped Debris, 1-Other)

SE Area – 11 Fires Burned 173.7 Acres (Cause: 9-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris)

 Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • Sardis Fire (Latimer County) – 459 Acres, 100% Contained 

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • 2 Fires Burned 43 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

 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 10/31/16 thru 11/7/16

  • 1 Fire Burned 170 Acres (Cause: 1- Equipment) – Guymon FD Reporting

*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: Fire danger today will be largely mitigated across Oklahoma by ongoing rainfall in several areas and ample fine-dead fuel moisture encouraged by relative humidity values above 60% where rains have not materialized. Rain chances will continue to move eastward through the state through Tuesday evening with some opportunity for respectable rainfall amounts across parts of south-central and southeastern Oklahoma where drought indices are strongest. While no significant impact to the developing drought conditions in that area are expected, fire danger should be moderated for a short time following the rain with a boost in fuel moisture and a forecast absent of any critical fire danger indications. In the wake of the system presently moving across Oklahoma a drying trend is anticipated; however cooler temperatures and moderated wind speeds will result low to moderate fire danger through the week for most of the state.

 No Burn Bans are presently active. For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link:

  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