Fire burning estimated 600 acres near Orondo

Fire burning estimated 600 acres near Orondo

A wildfire broke out Wednesday afternoon along Highway 97 southeast of Orondo.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Mitchell Fire has now grown to 659 acres with 25% containment.

Level 2 evacuation notices are still in effect for residents in Badger Mountain area, east to Ski Hill Road, and north from Road 3 SW to Pine Canyon.

For more information on evacuations and road closures please visit the Douglas County Facebook Page.

No structures have been lost.

We will continue to update.