Firefighters on the Claremont Fire are responding to a spot fire east of Highway 70. The fire is estimated to be 3-4 acres and located between Greenhorn Ranch Road and Harrison Road. There are significant structure protection resources in place in that area and multiple crews, including one handcrew and multiple engines, are responding.
Hotter and drier conditions—in addition to gusty afternoon winds—contributed to greater fire intensity and challenged crews on the north edge of the Claremont Fire today.
Due to an increase in fire activity Highway 70 is CLOSED from Squirrel Creek Road to Lee Summit.