Fire Situation Report – December 28, 2016

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 12/23/16 thru 12/28/16        

NE Area – No Activity

EC Area – No Activity

SE Area – 1 Fire Burned 1 Acre (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 recorded on 12/27/16 thru 12/28/16

• 1 Fire Burned 60 Acres (Cause: 1-Equipment) Pernell FD Reporting

• Additional Fire Occurrence Noted Through Medial Outlets.



Statewide Discussion: A warm, dry trend is expected to build into the weekend along with gradually increasing wind speeds.  A general switch from northerly winds southwest will reintroduce the potential for gusty winds by Friday and elevating fire danger.


Moderate to high fire danger is expected across much of Oklahoma today as dry conditions continue.  No critical fire danger indices are expected, but new fires are expected given strengthening drought conditions coupled with relative humidity values 30-38% (nearer to 20% in the western Panhandle).  Temperatures are forecast to top out in the upper 50°’s across the northern tier of counties with afternoon highs in the upper 60°’s along the Red River.  Winds in the 10-12 mph range and limited gusts will spur moderate rates of fire spread; however where wind and topography are aligned expect some rapid rates of spread especially on established fires where convective energy will spur active uphill runs.



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