(UPDATE) 5:30 p.m.- Evacuations have been lifted in the areas east of Lone Tree Road from Justelle Drive to Sunny Brook Lane as well as Southbound Lincoln Boulevard from Odie Way to South Villa Ave. The fire is currently 90% contained.
(UPDATE) 4:02 p.m.-
The Lone Tree Road Fire is currently burning at 150 acres with 80% containment burning east of Lone Tree Road near Palermo. Current staffing includes 18 engines, one water tender, three dozers, four air tankers, two helicopters and two overheads involving multiple agencies. Reporter Bryan Callahan who is at the scene has confirmed that 10 structures (five outbuildings, five houses) have been destroyed. Vegetation Fire quickly spread east towards the community of Palermo. Lone Tree Road and Palermo Road are closed. An emergency shelter has been set up for residents that have been evacuated at the Nazerene Church on Monte Vista. Evacuation orders remain in effect for those east of Lone Tree Road from Justelle Drive to Sunnybrook Lane - South Bound Lincoln from Oddie Way to South Villa. Lone Tree Road and Palermo Road are closed. We will continue to bring you further updates as they come in. (UPDATE) 3:04 p.m.- Evacuations have been ordered for everyone in the area east of Lone Tree Road from Justelle Drive to Sunny Brook Lane as well as Southbound Lincoln Boulevard from Odie Way to South Villa Avenue. Fire is currently burning an estimated 120 acres.
(UPDATE) 2:33 p.m.- Palermo Road at Highway 70 is also closed. Initial reports indicate
the fire is currently burning at about 100 acres.
DEVELOPING: A vegetation fire has started shortly before 2 p.m. near 512 Lone Tree Road, French Road and at Palermo Road near Palermo. Early reports indicate power lines are down with five to six structures threatened. Fire crews are on scene. Lone Tree road is going to be closed both ways for now. We also have a reporter headed to the scene and will bring you the latest as it comes in.