San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
Horse Fire Information
Hours: M-F 8-5
Due to abnormally hot and dry conditions, the fire resumed an eastward progression towards Horse Mountain over the past several days. There remain areas of unburned fuels and active fire within the burn area, which has led to the decrease in containment.
Prolonged hot and dry conditions persist over a very dry year. Please remember to be careful while recreating and be sure that all campfires are out cold before you leave.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 28th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||16 miles west of Pagosa Springs|
|Incident Commander||Jay Godson ICT3|
|Coordinates||37.304 latitude, -107.3 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 30th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory); Brush (2 feet)
The fire is actively burning with runs, torching, and backing.
Resources will continue burnout operations to box the fire in to reinforce contingency lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Keep the fire west of the Devil Mountain Trail, north of the Horse Mountain Trail and west and south of the West Monument Road, and east of Horse Creek Springs. Continue burnout ops with the potential for additional movement.
Fire behavior is active in the afternoons with short runs due to unseasonable weather conditions.
Expecting the seasonable hot dry conditions to continue with some gusty winds. Also expecting possible thunderstorms with erratic winds.