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, Caltrans District 8 and InciWeb (Courtesy)
Blythe, California: Firefighters are gaining more containment of a large vegetation fire near the Lost Lake Resort that has been burning since the morning of Thursday, May 26th, 2022.
As of 9:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, the large vegetation fire called the “Lost Lake Fire” has burned 5,856 acres and is at 85 percent contained.
There are 63 total personnel on scene at the vegetation fire.
As containment improves, firefighters are being released to support other area fires.
Firefighters are improving containment lines, removing garbage generated from fire personnel and pulling in hose and other equipment.
A light helicopter is assigned to support firefighters today. A temporary flight restriction is in place over the area.
The remaining fire resources will finish containing the fire while keeping it inside the Colorado River basin, away from communities areas, specifically north of Agnes Wilson Road.
When containment is reached, dozer lines will be repaired to reduce erosion and long-term impacts to the landscape.
A transfer of command back to the Colorado River Agency will occur today.
There are no evacuation notices or power outages as a result of the Lost Lake Fire.
Cause of the vegetation fire remains under investigation.
Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates.
Thanks to all the firefighters, emergency personnel, law enforcement and emergency volunteers who are continuing to battle the flames and help the community during the Lost Lake Fire.