Fire Situation Report – February 25, 2017

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 02/24/17 thru 02/25/17 

NE Area – 

EC Area – Statistics Not Available at Time of Report

SE Area – 

Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

  • No New Activity 
  • Greasy Creek Fire (Adair County) – 124 Acres, 100% Contained
  • Fish Farm Road Fire (Atoka County) – 41 Acres / 1 Structure, 100% Contained

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • No New Activity
  • 2 Mile Lane Fire (Pittsburg County) – 700 Acres, 75% Contained
  • 141st Fire (Wagoner County) – 480 Acres, 100% Contained
  • 211 Fire (Woodward County) – 209 Acres, 75% Contained

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 02/24/17 thru 02/25/17

  • 1 Fire Burned 2 Acres (Cause: 1-Misc.) Tecumseh FD Reporting

  • Numerous initial attack fires were noted through media outlets

    Statewide Discussion:  A cold start will gradually warm to more seasonable temperatures. 45°- 53° are forecast for this afternoon and dew point temperatures in the teens will result in relative humidity values falling below 30% for many locations in Oklahoma. 15-25% Rh expected in the Panhandle and northwest Oklahoma with 23-30% across the bulk of the state. Fuels remain dry. Days since a wetting rain ranging from 4-39 days, strong drying days and moderate overnight recoveries contribute to readily receptive dormant fuels. Winds will remain out of the north through the AM hours and transition to southerly this afternoon and evening. Following the switch to the south, winds are expected to be rather light limiting rate of fire spread.

    Weekend activities may likely result in increased initial attack; however a decrease in expected rates of fire spread should offer good opportunity for successful initial attack.

    Precipitation chances will move in to parts of Oklahoma Sunday afternoon/evening but will likely be isolated to southeastern Oklahoma. Relative humidity values are expected to improve with the bulk of the state not dipping below 30% excluding the Panhandle where 25% is expected. Southerly winds are expected through much of the day before switching easterly in the evening. No significant fire danger expected for Sunday.

    To request assistance, contact the Resource Hotline at (800) 800-2481

  • Oklahoma Forestry Services will have Task Force resources prepositioned in Central & Northwest Oklahoma.

  • National Guard will have helicopters available.

  • Prepositioned resources will likely be released Saturday afternoon/evening.

    County Burn Bans are Active: 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