Lost Lake Fire Update

Published by The Bee News

May 27, 2022

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Parker, AZ – The Lost Lake Fire was ignited May 26th, approximately 25 miles north of Blythe, CA. The fire is 1,500 acres and 0% contained. The fire remained active throughout the evening hours. It is burning in grass, salt cedar, and desert brush. Winds and dry fuels contributed to the increase in the acreage burned.

Closures: Highway 95, between 2nd Avenue (MM 6) and Vidal Junction (MM 46). Evacuation of the Lost Lake Resort community.

Management Objective: Firefighters continue to work to stop the forward spread of the fire. The fire remains on the California side of the Colorado River and fire personnel will work today to keep it from spreading to Arizona.

Operational Update: Fire personnel will work to secure a perimeter around the fire and the communities of Lost Lake and Hidden Valley Resorts. The Central West Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered and planning will take place for the team to assume command later this evening. A fire update will be released when significant activity occurs. Visit InciWeb for the most current fire information.

Safety: The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center, at the Parker Senior Center, for residents needing assistance. The health and safety of firefighters and the public are always our first priority. Please stay away from the Lost Lake Fire area to allow fire personnel to perform their duties. Primary and Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of
Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Riverside County Fire and other cooperating entities.

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