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Northwest Oklahoma Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 3/26/2017

Approximate Location

36.441 latitude, -100.175 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of NWOK Complex Fires showing containment

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Beginning at 7am on Friday, March 10, 2017, the Southern Area Red Incident Management Team will assume command of the Northwest Oklahoma Complex Fires. Mike Dueitt is the Incident Commander for the Red Team.

Also at 7am on March 10, the wildfires in Northwest Oklahoma will be managed as a complex, as opposed to individual fires, and will be reported on this page, as opposed to individual inciweb pages.

Frequent updates are posted on the Oklahoma Forestry Services Facebook page @OklahomaForestry


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday March 06th, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM
LocationLarge area surrounding Laverne and much of NW OK.
Incident CommanderArea Command, Oklahoma Forestry Service

Current Situation

Total Personnel175
Size779,292 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday March 22nd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to patrol and monitor NW OK Complex fires.

Staff for day and swing shift.

IA readiness plan in place to support as requested.

Projected Incident Activity

112 hours:

Low temperatures near 40 and humidity in the 70's will keep fire behavior potential at moderate tonight.

24 hours:

Moderate to active fire behavior is expected on any new fires for Wednesday with humidity to 35% and winds at

10-15mph.

48 hours:

Thursday will see strong winds gusting to 45 mph. With humidity of 20%, extreme fire behavior is expected on

any uncontained fires with very rapid rates of spread and long range spotting.

72 hours:

Very active to extreme fire behavior potential continues into Friday with humidity near 20 and winds gusting to

37.

Remarks

28. No smoke or heat sources observed.

45. Costs shown under the Starbuck fire reflect total cost for the NW Oklahoma Complex.

45. Approximately 464,637 acres of the Starbuck fire is in the State of Kansas.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Skies were clear across NW Oklahoma this morning with mild temperatures and

light winds. A weak cold front stalled across the state (along Interstate highway

40), with dry conditions over Northwest OK. Higher relative humidity values and

moderate southwest winds were noted south of Skies were partly cloudy across NW Oklahoma today with cooler (but near

normal) temperatures on moderate north to northeast winds. A weak cold front

remain stalled across the state (from the northeast corner to the southwest),

with dry conditions over Northwest OK. Higher relative humidity values and

moderate southwest winds were noted south of the boundary. The last time

significant rainfall occurred was 35 days ago on February 14/15.

days ago on February 14/15.

Unit Information

Oklahoma Division of Forestry
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, 40 73105

Incident Contacts

Oklahoma Forestry Services Fire Information
Email: michelle.finch@ag.ok.gov
Phone: 580-236-1021
Northwest Oklahoma Complex Fires Info
Email: NWOKFires@gmail.com
Phone: 405-586-0404
Hours: 8am - 8pm
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