September 13, 2017 11:15 a.m.
The Horse Prairie Fire burning west of Riddle is now 70% contained.
On Tuesday, a 150-acre area of unburned fuels was successfully cleaned up in a burnout operation, reducing the risk of an unplanned ignition in that fuel.
Wednesday crews are continuing to put out hot spots from the fire perimeter to 200 feet into completely burned areas and up to 500 feet in partially burned areas.
Near the end of the week, Incident Management Team One from the Oregon Department of Forestry will dismantle the fire camp and command will be transferred back to the Douglas Forest Protective Association. DFPA will continue to staff the fire with a Type 3 fire management organization.
About 600 people remain engaged in mop up work and rehabilitation of fire lines.
The Horse Prairie Fire remains unchanged at 16,436 acres. Over 7,600 acres are Bureau of Land Management Lands while 8,800 acres are privately managed forestlands.