New fire starts near Camas Valley

The Horse Prairie Fire burning near Camas Valley, August 26, 2017. (Courtesy DFPA / Horse Prairie Fire Information)

CAMAS VALLEY, Ore. - The Horse Prairie Fire started on Saturday afternoon, approximately 12 miles west of Riddle, and eight miles southeast of Camas Valley.

The fire's size is estimated at about 450 acres, and is burning on both private industrial forest land and Bureau of Land management forest lands.

No homes are currently threatened by the fire.

The Oregon Department of Forestry incident management team took command of the fire on Sunday, and fire crews from multiple agencies worked on suppression efforts through Saturday night.

Firefighters will work on creating fire trails around the southern edge of the fire on Sunday, which is currently uncontained.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the area, due to the predicted hot, dry and unstable atmosphere conditions over the fire.

Fire officials are asking the public to stay out of the fire area and to be aware of increases in fire traffic in the Tenmile and Camas Valley areas.

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