|Above: Northwest winds are pushing the Horse Prairie Fire|
south and east into more rugged terrain.
Containment lines along the north and west sides of the fire are holding. The fire is now being pushed by northwest winds to the south and east into steep, rugged terrain in the Table Creek drainage. High temperatures, low humidity and sustained northwest winds continue to challenge suppression efforts in that steep, roadless area.
ODF Incident Management Team 3 (Link Smith Incident Commander) has been in place since Sunday to assist the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) and its cooperators. The incident command post is located at Camas Valley, eight miles southeast of the fire.
Resources are at a premium due to the many fires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest. Even so, the team is working diligently through the regional multi-agency coordination group to bring in additional firefighters, aircraft and equipment.
Conditions over the weekend prevented air tankers and large type 1 helicopters from flying. However, six Type-2 helicopters with 300-plus gallon water buckets moved over the fire in rotation, but could not keep up with the rapid spread of the fire.
To stay current on any changes in fire activity, follow the fire on social media at Facebook.com/horseprairiefire or on the national incident reporting site known as Inciweb.