On 06/26/17 at approximately 2:52 PM Douglas County Firefighters responded to a fire burning approximately six miles north of Hwy. 28 on Palisades Road.
Responders found that approximately five fires were started from lightning strikes. Terrain made them difficult if not impossible to access.
Douglas County Deputies and auxiliary members served Level I evacuation notices to about 25 homes. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office mobile command post remains staffed and on scene.
The fire has been burning between MP 4 and MP 8 on Palisades Rd. The size of the fire has not been speculated on as of yet.
There have not been any reports of injury or property damage up to this point. Wind has made fighting the fires difficult.