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Horse Prairie

Unit Information

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

This incident is no longer being updated.

The Horse Prairie Fire was reported at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, burning approximately 12 miles west of Riddle and 8 miles southeast of Camas Valley. Douglas Forest Protective Association crews arrived on the scene and estimated that the fire was already about 50 acres in size, with multiple spot fires, and an ODF incident management team was requested.

On Sunday, August 27, ODF Incident Management Team 3 (Incident Commander Link Smith) assumed command of the fire, transitioning that command (after their standard 14-day assignment) on September 9 to ODF IMT 1 (Incident Commander Joe Hessel). On September 15, with the fire nearing containment, ODF IMT 1 turned command back over to DFPA, who continued to staff the fire with a smaller, local, (Type 3) fire management organization.

The Horse Prairie Fire ultimately burned approximately 16,436 acres of both private industrial and non-industrial forestlands (8,810 acres) and BLM forestlands (7,626 acres). The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This Inciweb site is no longer being regularly updated. For the latest information about the Horse Prairie Fire, contact Kyle Reed, Douglas Forest Protective Association, at 541-672-6507 x 136 (office), 541-817-7186 (cell), or e-mail at You may also follow any of the below-listed online resources:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 26th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location15 miles west of Canyonville
Coordinates42.935 latitude, -123.605 longitude

Current Situation

Size16,436 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%


Projected Incident Activity


The Horse Prairie was 100% contained September 29.