Horse Fire


Incident #: SJF-1196
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 6.5 miles N of Chimney Rock, CO
Acres: 705
Agency: Durango Interagency Dispatch Center (CODRC)
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs: 425394 so#91

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 48 mins ago — The fire remains at 705 acres and is now 70% contained. There are interior pockets of snags which continue to burn and produce some smoke. The weather continues to be unseasonably hot and dry. The Horse Fire area closure remains in place until further


Incident Contact
Horse Fire Information
Phone: 970-765-0592
Hours: M-F 8-5
Fire Unit Information
San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Tuesday August 28th, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
16 miles west of Pagosa Springs
Incident Commander
Tristan Kiehl ICT4
37.304 latitude, -107.3 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
705 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday October 10th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory); Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events
Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping, and smoldering.


Planned Actions
Hold and improve all containment lines.
Projected Incident Activity
Keep the fire west of the Devil Mountain Trail, north of the Horse Mountain Trail and west and south of the West Monument Road, and east of Horse Creek Springs. Continue burnout ops with the potential for additional movement.
Interior pockets of snags continue to burn producing visible smoke from Pagosa Springs. Smoke will be visible until significant moisture is received.