Horse Fire 80 percent contained

Update: According to an update from InciWeb from 6:45 p.m. Sunday, the acreage on the Horse Fire has been decreased to 131 acres. The decrease is due to more accurate mapping. The Fire was 80 percent contained Sunday evening.


Update 7:50 a.m. Sunday: The Horse Fire is 55 percent contained Sunday morning. The location of the fire has been updated to 10 miles north of Susanville.

Expected work involves crews continuing to secure fire line.


Update 8:40 p.m. Saturday: According to InciWeb, the Horse Fire has burned 352 acres and personnel has decreased to 149. The fire is in rocky terrain accessible only by experienced crews.


Update about 5:20 p.m. Saturday: According to InciWeb, the fire near Horse Lake Road is about 250 acres.


Update about 4:30 p.m. Saturday: According to InciWeb, the wildfire is at 175 acres and there are about 250 personnel working on the blaze.


Crews are fighting a vegetation fire near Horse Lake Road about 20 miles north of Susanville today, Saturday, Aug. 24, according to InciWeb. As of about 4 p.m. it is at 125 acres.

This fire is burning on BLM-managed public lands and no structures are threatened.

Eight air tankers, four helicopters and hand crews are assisting engines. Three dozers are cutting fireline.

There is a heavy commitment of resources dispatched by the Susanville Interagency Fire Center, according to InciWeb.



* The article was changed to include updated information.