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Latest Fire Update Calls Attention to Tuesday's "Extremely Critical Fire Weather" - Red Flags in Effect

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:38:39 CDT

Latest Fire Update Calls Attention to Tuesday's The latest report on the ongoing wildfire situation in northwest Oklahoma was released Tuesday morning, April 17th at approximately 9:20 a.m. A summary report follows.


Currently, two fires remain active with containment efforts still ongoing. The 34 Complex Fire (Woodward County) has consumed thus far a total 67,776 Acres (Est), and is 45% contained. The Rhea Fire (Dewey County) has so far consumed 248,589 Acres (Est), and is only 3% contained.


Statewide Discussion:


EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER TODAY - A Red Flag Warning is in effect for today, April 17th, from 11 a.m.
to midnight for a large portion of western Oklahoma. The affected area and the extreme conditions will exist near
and west of a line from Alfalfa County to Cotton County. New fires will likely exhibit explosive rapid rates of
spread. Ongoing fires will require extensive patrol and mop up to prevent escape.


Fire danger near and west of a line extending from Alfalfa County to Cotton County is forecast to exceed any fire
weather conditions seen in over ten years. In this area this afternoon relative humidity values will dip into the low
single digits. Southwest winds are forecast to be sustained at 25-35 mph with 50+ mph gusts in many areas.


Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80s to mid-90s.


Wildland fuels in western Oklahoma remain critically dry. The chance for any ember or spark to start a fire today is 100 percent. Direct attack on the head of the fire will be impossible today and
would be a life-threatening venture. Spread rates and flame lengths on the head of any fire will likely exceed
anything experienced this year. Direct attack/Indirect attack on the flanks coupled with indirect attack on a
wildfire’s head coupled with fuel type or terrain changes will offer the highest probability of success.


SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC - In order to minimize the threat to life and property, please refrain from any
outdoor activity that would spark a wildfire. Have a plan ready to guide your actions in the event a wildfire
approaches your home. ABSOLUTELY NO OUTDOOR BURNING TODAY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND IN THE
AREAS COVERED BY THE GOVERNOR’S BURN BAN!


For the full Fire Situation report for April 17, 2018, click here.


Source - Oklahoma Forestry Services




   

 

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