Evacuations in place for people living near Mohr Fire in Douglas County

Level 2 evacuations in place for fire near Waterville

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Evacuations are in place for people living near the Mohr Fire in Douglas County.

Level 1 evacuations – meaning get ready to leave — are issued for people living on Wagon Road and Palisades Road from Wagon Road to the Grant County line.

Level 2 evacuations – meaning get set to leave – are in place for Rimrock Meadows.

State mobilization has been issued for the fire. It is currently estimated to have burned 5.5 square miles (3,600 acres) and still growing.

The fire started Tuesday at around 4:00 pm. The cause is currently under investigation.