Fire Situation Report – April 23, 2018

Oklahoma of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services 

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 04/22/18 thru 0800 04/23/18  

NE Area – 

EC Area – No New Activity Reported

SE Area – 

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity 

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: 

  • 34 Complex (Woodward County) – 62,481 Acres (Est), 94% Contained
  • Rhea Fire (Dewey County) – 286,742 Acres (Est), 74% Contained

**Acreage changes are the result of more precise mapping** 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New activity 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 04/22/18 thru 04/23/18 

  • No New Activity Reported 

Statewide Discussion: 

Both live and dead fuel moisture values have improved following the rainfall that occurred late week.  A reinforcing shot of moisture is in the forecast, and further improvement is expected in the offing.  Comparatively moderated fire danger today limited by somewhat elevated afternoon relative humidity values and improving fuel moisture.
 
Today, clear skies in the west and clearing in the east are expected as temperatures warm into the low 70°’s following a cool start.  Afternoon relative humidity values will be lowest in the western Panhandle at 30% with 32-40% across the western counties and 38-55% east.  Light and variable winds this morning will develop to northerly around 10 mph with some shift to easterly by this afternoon.  Any new fires will present only moderate fire behavior with high probability of initial attack success.
 
The next round of forecast precipitation will come Tuesday into Wednesday with best opportunity south of I-40; however a reinforcing shot of moisture is hopeful over the current incidents.  Warming soil temperatures in improved upper soil moisture will promote a flush of green.
 
 

Resources: Resource Hotline (800) 800-2481

– OFS Suppression Groups (Woodward/Weatherford) - OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

3 – Air Attack Platform 2 - Type 1 Helicopters

4 – SEATs 

Burn Ban Status: 

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info 

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