|Above: Just over 4,400 acres in Douglas County |
have burned to date in the Horse Prairie Fire.
The fire crossed Cow Creek late yesterday at Dad's Creek and Table Creek. There is a burn of approximately 100 acres across the creek and crews and aircraft are focusing efforts in that area.
Clearing skies today will allow additional aircraft to assist firefighters. But smoke is expected over the fire later today and may impact air operations. In addition, any smoke over the air base in Myrtle Creek may prevent aircraft from taking off.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues the Level 3 evacuation notification for Lower Cow Creek. The notification is for Lower Cow Creek Road from the end of County Maintenance to Union Creek, including residents living on Doe Creek Road. The local fire departments have posted a fire engine at all nine affected homes in the evacuation area.