Fire Situation Report – January 12, 2017


 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 01/11/17 thru 01/12/17 

 NE Area – 4 Fires Burned 22 Acres (Cause: 4-Incendiary)

EC Area – 5 Fires Burned 290 Acres (Cause: 3-Incendiary, 2-Escaped Debris)

SE Area – 2 Fires Burned 46 Acres (Cause: 1-Escaped Debris, 1-Equipment)

 Large Fire Activity within the Protection Area: 

  • Norbury Fire (LeFlore County) – 20 Acres - 1 Structure (100% Contained)

 Fire Activity with OFS Response outside the Protection Area: 

  • 1 Fire Burned 4 Acres (Cause: 1-Incendiary)

 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 01/11/17 thru 01/12/17

4 Fires Burned 248 Acres – Guymon, Willow, Eldorado and Coyle FD’s Reporting

Additional initial attack activity noted through media outlets.

Statewide Discussion:  Fire danger is expected to diminish through the day today as precipitation chances creep into the forecast this evening. Relative humidity values are expected to briefly fall into the 28-35% range in the Panhandle and northwestern counties; however north to northeast winds are forecast to be around 10 mph limiting rates of fire spread should any activity occur today.

Fuels remain dry, and both fires occurring yesterday as well as new fire starts are possible today; however moisture moving into the area will reduce fire danger into the evening. Given the current forecast for a significant winter storm threatening snow, accumulating ice and rain; no significant fire activity is anticipated through the weekend.

 County Declared Burn Bans:

LeFlore County through January 15, 2017

Pittsburg County through January 15, 2017

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