By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: Riverside County Fire Department, CAL FIRE, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Caltrans District 8 and InciWeb (Information)
Pictures: Mohave Valley Fire Department and Caltrans District 8 (Courtesy)
Blythe, California: A vegetation fire continues to burn larger on Friday, May 27th, 2022 posing a threat to the Lost Lake Resort.
As of 7:00 p.m. PT on Friday, the latest information is that the “Lost Lake Fire” has burned 4,758 acres and there is 0% containment.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, an evacuation orders for the Lost Lake Resort remain in place, and officials have set up a reception and care site for evacuees at Parker Community Senior Center located at 1115 12th Street in Parker, Arizona.
Approximately 150 emergency personnel are on scene, including firefighters from Riverside County Fire Department, CAL FIRE, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Colorado Indian Tribes and even from Mohave Valley Fire Department.
Fire personnel will work to secure a perimeter around the fire and the communities of Lost Lake and Hidden Valley Resorts.
Firefighters continue to work to stop the forward spread of the vegetation fire which remains on the California side of the Colorado River.
Fire personnel will work today to keep it from spreading to Arizona.
Reports of a firefighter from another agency had suffered a non life threatening wound during the vegetation fire.
The vegetation which started in the morning of Thursday, May 26th, 2022 us being fueled by grass, salt cedar and desert bush, all in the heat.
Southern California Edison has responded to the scene for reports of downed power lines.
According to Caltrans District 8, U.S. Route 95 from Blythe, California to Vidal Junction, California will remain closed due to a vegetation fire in the area for an unknown duration.
The cause of the vegetation fire remains under investigation.
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