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Horse Prairie Fire update for Sept. 11, 2017 at 9:15 a.m.
RIDDLE, Ore. – Mop up continues on the Horse Prairie Fire about 15 miles west of Canyonville in Douglas County. The fire is now reported as 50 percent contained and remains at 16,436 acres. The... more


Approximate Location

42.935 latitude, -123.605 longitude

Incident Overview

At approximately 3:30 p.m., Saturday August 27, the Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a reported natural cover fire near Horse Prairie, located 12 miles west of Riddle and 8 miles Southeast of Camas Valley. Crews arrived on scene of the Horse Prairie Fire and estimated that it was already 50 acres in size with multiple spot fires around the main fire.

The Horse Prairie Fire is burning on both private industrial and non-industrial forest lands and BLM forest lands.

Oregon Incident Management Team 3 has completed a 14 day standard assignment on the Horse Prairie Fire. As of 12:00 p.m. on September 9, ODF Team 1 has transitioned in to take command of the incident.

The cause of the Horse Prairie Fire is currently under investigation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 26th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location15 miles west of Canyonville
Incident CommanderLocal Type 3 IMT, DFPA

Current Situation

Total Personnel57
Size16,436 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 23rd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering. Mainly smoldering in heavy fuels and duff.


Planned Actions

Continue mop-up in all divisions. Continue and implement rehabilitation plan on all divisions.

Projected Incident Activity

All divisions on the fire are in mop-up. All fire lines are holding.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fire weather concerns are minimal at this time. A moist weather pattern is expected for the next couple days.

Unit Information

Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 NE Airport Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

Incident Contact

Douglas Forest Protective Association
Phone: 541-672-6507
Hours: M-F 8-5p

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