Fire Situation Report – October 9, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 

 

 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/02/17 thru 10/09/17        

 

NE Area – No New Activiy

EC Area – 1 Fire burned 3 Acres (Cause: 1- Debris)

SE Area – 8 Fires Burned 26.5 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary, 1-Escaped Campfire, 1-Debris) 

Large / Significant 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 10/02/17 thru 10/09/17

• No New Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion:

 Rain totals during the last seven days have mitigated immediate fire danger concerns across Oklahoma with very few locations receiving less than ¼ inch.  Notable in that category is extreme southeast Oklahoma where some locations have not received a wetting rain in 52 days, and consequently 1,000 hr. fuel moisture values remain in in the 7-11% range.  KBDI is in excess of 500 in a swath ranging from western Bryan County into Sequoyah County.  Live fuel moisture, however, is limiting broad-scale fuel availability.

 A cold front passing through Oklahoma today will result in a sharp change in temperature and provide respectable precipitation chances in northern and eastern regions.  Frost/freeze conditions in the western half of the Panhandle may present the catalyst to push areas of grass dominated fuels into dormancy.   A warming and drying trend will occur through the remainder of the week prior to the potential for rain chances returning nearer to the weekend.

 No significant fire activity is expected through the week with the anticipated rainfall.  However, should forecast rainfall amounts not transpire in southeast Oklahoma, initial attack will likely increase with warm and dry conditions expected Thursday and Friday. 

The Oklahoma Wildfire Situation Report is planned to be uodated on Monday, October 16, 2017 unless an earlier issuance is merited due to fire weather or fire occurrence.

 

 

 

Special Note to the Public:  The fall season provides good opportunity to apply Firewise practices around your home.  As the leaves fall, remove them from around the house, under decks, gutters and in window wells.  Remove or cut-back summer growth around the house and other structures.  And, as you gather firewood for the winter season be sure to stack it away from structures.  Additional information on measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of wildfire around your home can be found on Oklahoma Forestry Services’ “50 Ways to Make your Home Firewise” at:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/Websites/forestry/images/50_Ways_to_Protect_Your_home.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Burn Bans: No burn bans currently 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