Among the areas affected by the evacuation order include the Pilot service station and the Hampton Inn as the flames reached Exit 95 around 7:35 p.m.
In addition, the interstate east of town remains closed to all traffic. The closure starts around Exit 90 west of town and extends to the east past Exit 99 with law enforcement crews diverting traffic off the highway.
According to initial reports, lightning triggered the blaze near Southeast Ross Road around 4:30 p.m. with wind pushing the flames westward.
Additional details will be released as they become available.