Fire Situation Report – November 22, 2016​

 


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

 PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 11/21/16 thru 11/22/16        

NE Area – 1 Fire Burned 35 Acres/1 Structure (Cause: 1-Escaped Debris)

EC Area – 2 Fires Burned 14 Acres (Cause: 2-Incendiary)

SE Area – No New Activity

 Large 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 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 11/21/16 thru 11/22/16

• 2 Fires Burned 62 Acres (Cause: 2-Lightning) Guymon FD Reporting

*These statistics are from Fire Departments that have recorded their information on the Oklahoma, Forestry Services web-based Fire Reporting System.  Totals do not reflect the total acres burned or total number of fires that have occurred in Oklahoma.  

 Statewide Discussion:  Spotty and disappointing rainfall overnight and this morning will have little to no effect on residual fuel moisture. The system will aid in keeping relative humidity this afternoon above critical values; however fire danger will continue to persist in parts of western Oklahoma focusing attention toward the far northwest counties.  The highest fire danger today will be west of a line from Alfalfa County to Cotton County as fine-dead fuel moisture falls into the 6-8% range accompanied with sustained winds from the southwest this morning around 15 mph gradually switch to west then west-northwest at around 20 mph with some gusts near 30 mph as a weak dryline pushes into Oklahoma.  Given the spotty moisture this morning, new fires may likely exhibit erratic fire behavior and wind driven runs especially in northwest Oklahoma where fuels are fully cured and residual fuel moisture is lagging.

Across eastern Oklahoma relative humidity values ae expected to hold well above critical values as ample sky cover remains in place through the day and scattered, very light rainfall continues.

County Burn Ban Activated: LeFlore County

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