Fire Situation Report – November 2, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/01/17 thru 11/02/17 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – No New Activity

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 recorded on 11/01/17 thru 11/02/17

1 Fire Burned 1.5 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary) Deer Creek FD Reporting

Statewide Discussion:

A cold front moving into northwest Oklahoma will prompt a slight downtick in fire danger today in the area, but unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions are expected elsewhere into the peak of the burning period today. Temperatures up into the 80°’s this afternoon generally south and east of the I-44 corridor combined with relative humidity values below 30% in southwest and south-central Oklahoma will elevate fine-dead fuel receptiveness during the late afternoon hours. Southwest to west winds 10-15 mph with occasional gusts less than 20 mph in the area will limit fire spread potential providing good opportunity for successful initial attack overall

The highest fire danger will occur today in southwest Oklahoma where a wetting rain has been absent for nearly a month and dormant fuels are receptive. Temperatures 80°-88° and afternoon relative humidity values as low as 19% will deliver a brief period this afternoon where fine-dead fuel moisture may register as low as 5% in some areas. Moderate winds southwest to west winds 10-15 mph gusting to near 20 mph at times will produce moderate rates of fire spread with initial attack success expected

The cold front working into Oklahoma today will bring a slight cool down and improved dew point temperatures limiting relative humidity from from falling into any level of concerned. Combined with excellent moisture recovery overnight, fuels should have only limited availability tomorrow with high probability of initial attack success.

While significant fire potential will be limited, a warming and drying trend into the weekend will increase fire danger. The highest fire danger will likely be in the Panhandle/Northwest Oklahoma region where temperatures in the mid-70’s and relative humidity values in the 20% vicinity will promote readily available fie-dead fuels. Sunday may likely have southwest winds gusting near 25 mph.

Burn Bans: No burn bans currently in effect.

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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