OFS Wildfire Activity Evening Update


Wildland fire resources are continuing to be coordinated by Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS), a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry for a number of fires that have burned over 30,000 acres since Sunday in Oklahoma.

The Woodward Wildfire in Woodward County started Tuesday, May 6th and has burned approximately 13,072 acres and is 85% contained. OFS resources assigned include 2 Task Forces totaling 6 dozers, 6 engines and 2 Task Force Leaders and an 1 Operations Specialist.

The Guthrie Wildfire in Logan County that started Sunday, May 4th has burned approximately 3,250 acres and is 80% contained. Oklahoma Forestry Services has a Task Force with 3 Dozers and 3 Engines assisting the local fire departments with patrol and mop up of hotspots. The OFS Task Force, a Task Force Leader and an Incident Commander Type 3 remain available for initial attack from the Guthrie Fire.

The Quinlan Wildfire in Woodward County has burned 14,100 acres near the Quinlan Community started on Sunday, May 4th and is 90% contained.

The Seiling Fire located in Woodward County started on Sunday, May 4th. It has burned 3,052 acres and is currently 95% contained. No structures have been reported lost to this incident.

Aerial Resources have been effectively utilized while assisting on fires in several Oklahoma counties. OFS Resources assigned include 1 Air Attack Platform; 2 Single Engine Air Tankers; and a CL-415 water-scooping air tanker. The National Guard has been operating and assisted with UH-60 helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets and a Lakota reconnaissance helicopter.

A Governor’s burn ban remains in effect for a large part of Oklahoma. Visit OFS website www.forestry.ok.gov for a complete list of burn bans and compliance guidelines.

Note to Media:
For the latest Oklahoma “Daily Wildfire Situation Report” visit www.forestry.ok.gov and click the link on the homepage (green box on right hand side.) The report contains information about recent fire activity, predicted fire weather and a link for current burn bans.