Fire Situation Report – February 13, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/12/17 thru 02/13/17        

 NE Area – 10 Fires Burned 797.5 Acres (Cause: 8-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

EC Area – 6 Fires Burned 1,573 Acres Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

SE Area – 8 Fires Burned 465.1 Acres (Cause: 7-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Debris)

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

• Strawberry Pass Fire (Sequoyah County) – 400 Acres, 50% Contained

• North Gaines Creek Fire (Latimer County) – 400 Acres, 25% Contained

• Eagle Pass Fire (Adair County) – 125 Acres, 75% Contained

• Crawfish Fire (McCurtain County) – 250 Acres, 55% Contained

• HWY 63 Fire (Latimer County) – 143 Acres, 50% Contained

• Rock Creek Fire ( LeFlore County) – 134 Acres, 90% Contained

• Ball Diamond Fire (Cherokee County) – 900 Acres, 95% Contained

• Bengal East Fire (LeFlore County) – 110 Acres, 60% Contained

• Crow Foot Fire (Latimer County) – 415 Acres, 45% Contained

• Outlaw Fire (Pushmataha County) – 120 Acres, 60% Contained


Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area:

• OKC Complex (2 Fires) – 877 Acres, 25% Contained

• Hollis Fire (Muskogee County) – 300 Acres, 50% Contained

• A-Team Fire (Muskogee County) – 202 Acres, 50% Contained


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 recorded on 02/12/17 thru 02/13/17

• 1 Fire Burned 0.25 Acres (Cause: 1-Misc.) Cyril FD Reporting

• Multiple new fires noted through media outlets.


Statewide Discussion:  Heavy initial attack activity is expected to subside somewhat today with improving fire weather conditions. Precipitation edging into the Panhandle at the time of this report is sign of improving precipitation chances across Oklahoma as the system moves east, however fire danger will hold in place through the day for central and eastern Oklahoma.  Poor relative humidity recovery overnight in central and southern Oklahoma will result in readily available fuels early in the burning period across the area.  Fortunately, cooler temperatures and much lighter winds will limit rates of fire spread improving probability of successful initial attack.


Light northeast winds, with some variability, will result in significantly reduced rates of fire spread across the state today.  Relative humidity values as low as 35% in central Oklahoma to 28% in east central Oklahoma will support receptive fuels and promote continued burning of large fuels from fires over the past few days.  Precipitation chances move eastward across the state into the afternoon and overnight with promise of some short-term relief from the critical to near-critical fire danger of the last week or so.


Governor’s Burn Ban Issued for 53 Counties: