Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/23/16 thru 02/24/16
NE Area – 4 Fires Burned 31.1 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary)
EC Area – No Activity
SE Area – No Activity
Large Fire Activity
within the Protection Area No
Fire Activity with
OFS Response outside the Protection Area: No
OFS Prescribed Fire 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**
recorded on 02/23/16 thru 02/24/16
Statewide Discussion: Fire danger will rapidly return today north and west of I-44
where precipitation amounts were nil to minimal. Falling relative humidity values and brisk
winds will serve to dry out fuels quickly.
The highest fire
danger today will reside in northwest and parts of western Oklahoma from Clinton
to Enid where fine fuels will potentially register 4% fuel moisture this
afternoon. Low relative humidity between
12%-20%, northwest winds around 15 mph gusting to 20 mph and temperatures 57°-64°combined with ample dormant fuels
will create potential for rapid rates of fire spread.
There is a sharp
line between areas where wetting rains were realized and where they were
not. Many areas north of I-40 in eastern
Oklahoma and north of I-44 in western regions received little to no
precipitation, and given fire weather conditions today firefighting resources
should expect activity this afternoon. Elsewhere,
rain amounts varied from less than a tenth of an inch to just over 2
inches. However, stiff northwest winds,
clear skies and relative humidity falling into the 30% range (or lower) will
facilitate rapid drying of fine fuels and continued fire danger into the
There are no County Burn Bans currently in effect in
the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information
**NOTE: Some municipalities have enacted local
outdoor burning bans. Check with your
local authorities prior to conducting outdoor burning activities.
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).
by: Drew Daily, Fire Staff Forester, Oklahoma
Forestry Services - ODAFF
Posted on Wed, February 24, 2016
by Communications filed under