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34 Complex Fire

Unit Information

Oklahoma Division of Forestry
Oklahoma
Washington, OK 73093

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The 34 Complex Fire began on April 12, 2017 at approximately 4pm.

Initial attack was under the leadership of Incident Commander James of the Oklahoma Forestry Services and David Conner of the Woodward Fire Department. As of midnight, April 14, the fire was approximately 25% contained and involved approximately 53,000 acres.

To assist in the management of this fire and provide assistance to the local fire departments, Oklahoma Forestry Services ordered the Southern Area GOLD (Type 2) Team. At 6am on Monday, April 16, the SA Gold Team will join Unified Command in managing the 34 Complex Fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday April 12th, 2018 approx. 04:00 PM
Location6 miles north of Woodward, OK
Incident CommanderOFS Mark Goeller
Coordinates36.52 latitude, -99.4 longitude

Current Situation

Size62,432 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday April 24th, 2018 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimum

No fire behavior was observed.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Southern Area Gold Team demobilizing and will transfer command back to local unit on 4/25/2018.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fuel conditions remain above the elevated threshold with the cloud cover, light winds and moisture moving in from the west.

24 hours: Showers and thunderstorms may produce 0.25 - 0.50 inches of rain overnight, fine dead fuel moistures will recover and the beneficial rain fall is expected to continue raising the 1000 hour fuel moistures and assisting in the behind schedule green up for NW OK. No additional fire behavior is predicted or expected.

48 hours: With the passing of the last front, fuel moistures are not expected to provide for any forward fire spread throughout the period. Holdover fire (if any) from lightning will be confined to small areas or single trees.

72 hours: Fuels will begin to dry today through the weekend before the next chance of rain early in the week. Minimum RH values are expected in the high 20's with North winds. Fire danger will remain low due to the wet fuels throughout today, but may increase to elevate through the weekend.

Remarks

Southern Area Gold Team will transition the fire back to the local unit on 4/25/2018.

Additional Cooperating and Assisting Organizations Not Listed Above: Oklahoma Forestry Services, Oklahoma Emergency Management, Woodward Emergency Management, Woodward Fire Department, Mooreland Emergency Management, Mooreland Fire Department, Fort Supply Fire Department, Sharon Fire Department, Mutual Fire Department, Red Cross, Oklahoma Baptist Men's Association.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A weak cold front is expected to move through the area this

evening. This will bring a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms to the area. At this time, rainfall totals will be up to a 0.25 for the day. North winds will be in place with winds gusting up to 25 mph at times. High temperatures will warm into the 60s for the day.

Forecast:

12 Hours: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms are expected across the area for Wednesday morning. Additional rainfall will accumulate between 0.10 and 0.25 inches over the area. The frontal system will move east through the day as clearing conditions will set up over the area for the rest of the day.

24 Hours: Clearing conditions expected today as the frontal boundary continues pushing east. NW winds 5-15 mph with temperatures in the mid 60"s.

48 Hours: Another slight chance of rain on Thursday as another disturbance moves across NW Oklahoma. CWR is 20% with amounts less than .10". Temperatures will be in the high 60's to low 70's with north winds 10-15 and gust to 20 mph.

72 Hours: Clearing and drying behind this last disturbance will continue into the weekend. No severe fire weather conditions are expected, but the chance of rain does increase through the middle of next week as a series of disturbances move east increasing the chance of wetting rain in NW Oklahoma.