Fire Situation Report – January 20, 2017


 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/19/17 thru 01/20/17  

NE Area – No New Activity

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 New 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 01/19/17 thru 01/20/17

Fire Situation Report – January 20, 2017

• No New Activity Reported; however limited initial attack noted through media outlets.

 

 

 

Statewide Discussion: The highest fire danger in Oklahoma today will reside in the southwest quarter of the state roughly south and west of a line from southern Ellis County to Marshall County.  Excellent overnight moisture recovery will stall fire danger from building until mid-afternoon.  Across this area, above normal temperatures in the upper-60°’s to low-70°’s combined with relative humidity values as low as 23% forecast in the area will work to drive fine-dead fuel moisture down to 6%. As a result, expect very receptive fuels for a short time (approximately 1400 – 1600 hrs.).  West-southwest to southwest winds 15-22 mph gusting as high as 30 mph for a period this afternoon will support rapid rates of fire spread in uniform, grass dominated fuels.  Gusty winds will likely subside with sunset along with a gradual improvement of fine fuel moisture reducing fire danger.  

 

Counties lying on the periphery of the area outlined above- northwest Oklahoma into central Oklahoma - will likely experience elevated fire danger today as well; however the absence of gusty winds will lessen the rate of fire spread resulting in improved probability of successful initial attack.

 

As we enter the weekend, limited rain chances enter western Oklahoma during afternoon improving afternoon relative humidity resulting in reduced fire danger compared to today.  Rain chances in the overnight improve further east.  While fine fuels will largely be available during the afternoons, initial attack activity is expected to be successful.

 

 

No Burn Bans in Effect

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