Fire Situation Report – December 20, 2016


 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/19/16 thru 12/20/16 

NE Area – No New Activity 

EC Area – No New Activity 

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary) 

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 12/19/16 thru 12/20/16 

No New Activity Reported 

Statewide Discussion: Similar to yesterday, fire danger will be highest east of I-35 and primarily south of I-44 where afternoon relative humidity values will range from 20-30% driving fine-dead fuel moisture into the 6-7% range. While fuels will be receptive, southerly winds in the area around 10 mph will limit rate of fire spread to around 100 ft./min. in grass fuels typical of the area and 10 ft./min. in timber litter fuels offering good probability of initial attack success. 

Temperatures well above freezing today should thaw remnant snow in most locations across northern Oklahoma from the weekend system. Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be dry; however no significant fire danger is forecast at present as fuel moistures will be limited by somewhat higher relative humidity values. 

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