Friday, August 4, 2017 6:40 PM
The fire has gone to state mobilization. That means that assets from around the state can be brought in to fight the fire.
Friday, August 4 - Update-1815 hrs.
The fire has split with one leg moving south towards Hwy. 172 and is currently at about Rd. 18 NE. The other leg is moving east. My information is that the fire burning on the north side of Hwy. 17 has been largely contained with firefighters keeping a close eye to make sure is does not jump the road. There have been no more level III evacuations. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has moved its mobile command post north to help facilitate a unified incident command. The command post allows for better communications in remote areas. Douglas County has also dispatched a grader to help cut fire lines.
The Red Cross is setting up shelter at Bridgeport High School. It will take approximately three hours for them to be fully operational.
Level III evacuation notices are being issued for homes east of Rd. "K" NE and south of Hwy. 17. The fire is still being pushed by strong wind.
in Douglas County
Today at 1:00 PM a Douglas County Deputy on routine patrol spotted a brush fire burning on both sides of Hwy. 17 Between Hays Rd. and Rd. “K” NE. He reported the fire was being pushed by strong winds. A level I evacuation notice has been issued for a three mile radius around the fire. I have no additional details at this time. More to follow.