By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: CAL FIRE, Bureau of Indian Affairs and InciWeb (Information)
Pictures: Mohave Valley Fire Department and Caltrans District 8 (Courtesy)
Blythe, California: A vegetation fire is burning near the Lost Lake Resort causing evacuation orders and closing U.S. Route 95.
The vegetation fire being called the “Lost Lake Fire” started during the morning of Thursday, May 26th, 2022 in the area near U.S. Route 95 and Second Avenue.
CAL FIRE is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Colorado Indian Tribes.
Mohave Valley Fire Department has firefighters deploy at the scene of the vegetation fire.
These pictures from Mohave Valley Fire Department show the vegetation fire as it gets close to Lost Lake Resort.
Structures are threatened at the Lost Lake Resort leading to an evacuation of the resort.
People who are affected by the vegetation fire can’t go to the Parker Community Senior Center located at 1115 12th St. for more assistance.
As of 9:13 a.m. PT on Friday, May 27th, 2022, the the vegetation fire that has been named “Lost Lake Fire” has burned 1,500 acres, 0% contained, evacuation orders for the Lost Lake Resort remain in place and approximately 150 emergency personnel are on scene.
According to Caltrans District 8, U.S. Route 95 from Blythe, California to Vidal Junction, California will be closed due to a vegetation fire in the area for an unknown duration.
This picture from Caltrans District 8 shows the smoke from the vegetation fire.
Smoke from the vegetation fire is being blanketed as far north as Needles, California and Mohave Valley, Arizona.
There have been no reports of injuries related to the vegetation fire, and the cause of the vegetation fire is under investigation.
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