Fire Situation Report – December 12, 2016

 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/05/16 thru 12/12/16        

NE Area – 14 Fires Burned 651.3 Acres (Cause: 13-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

EC Area – 1 Fire Burned 15 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

SE Area – No New Activity

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

• Dogwood Fire (Mayes County) – 290 Acres, 100% Contained

• Shiloh Fire (Cherokee County) 160 Acres, 100% Contained

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 recorded on 12/05/16 thru 12/12/16

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:  Cooler temperatures will be present for the majority of the week with dry conditions continuing.  Moderate to high fire danger is expected through midweek as cooler temperatures and relative humidity values generally above 35% in Oklahoma will hold off very-high indices.  A succession of cold fronts is expected along with the associated wind shifts, but winds are not expected to pose significant firefighting challenges barring some potential for afternoon gusts up to 20 mph across western Oklahoma.  Dormant and drought impacted fuels will be receptive to ignition and fire growth; however initial attack activity is expected to be successful in large part.


For today, the highest fire danger will occur in the Panhandle counties where relative humidity values this afternoon will translate into fine-dead fuel moisture at 6%.  South winds 10-15 mph gusting to near 20 mph this afternoon will translate into moderate rates of fire spread.





No Active Burn Bans

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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