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
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 26th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM|
|Location||15 miles west of Canyonville|
|Incident Commander||Local Type 3 IMT, DFPA|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 23rd, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)
Minimal, Smoldering. Mainly smoldering in heavy fuels and duff.
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.
Fire weather concerns are minimal at this time. A moist weather pattern is expected for the next couple days.