Fire Situation Report – December 13, 2016


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/12/16 thru 12/13/16        

 NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 9 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – No New Activity

 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 12/12/16 thru 12/13/16

1 Fire Burned 350 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary) Guymon FD Reporting

 

 

 

Statewide Discussion:  Moderate fire danger expected across Oklahoma today as cooler temperatures limit relative humidity values from falling to a level of concern.  West of I-35, temperatures will range from 35° in northwest Oklahoma to the mid-40°’s in southwest counties with relative humidity values struggling to fall below 40-45%.  Fine-dead fuel moisture in the 7-8% range will result in grass fuels receptive to ignition, but also provide respectable opportunity for successful suppression action.  Northerly winds 10-15 mph are expected to briefly gust around 20 mph mid-day through early afternoon; however fuel moisture should limit aggressive rates of fire spread.

 

The eastern half of Oklahoma will experience relative humidity values this afternoon 45-55% holding fine fuel moisture values well above problematic values.  North winds 10-13 mph will limit rates of fire spread and probability of successful initial attack is high across the region.

 

Looking ahead, there is potential for elevated fire danger conditions Friday afternoon as temperatures rise and winds increase ahead of a cold front.  Presently, no critically low fuel moistures are anticipated.  Updates will be forthcoming as forecasts tighten up and fire behavior can be more accurately calculated.

 

 

 

 

 

No Active Burn Bans

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