|Above: Firefighters on the Horse Prairie Fire in Douglas County |
continue strengthening firelines today.
Last night the evacuation level along Cow Creek Road was reduced from Level 3 to Level 2. Road blocks will remain staffed and residents may return without an escort from the Douglas County Sheriff’s. Access to the public is restricted due to heavy fire truck traffic.
A trace of rain fell on the fire Wednesday night. However, fire danger remains high. Warmer temperatures and lower humidity have been forecast to return Monday.
The fire is staffed with 1,087 personnel. The fire's Incident Command Post is located just east of Riddle.
Smoke remains in the area. To learn more about smoke in the area, log on to http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.
Right: People living near the Horse Prairie Fire in southern Oregon showed their appreciation for firefighters with signs of all kinds.