ARIZONA, USA — Fire crews said Tuesday, June 7 the Lost Lake Fire, which was burning approximately 14 miles southwest of Parker, on the Arizona-California border is now 100% contained.
According to the Havasu News, the vegetation fire had prompted evacuations of residents of Lost Lake Resort on the California side of the Colorado River.
The fire burned 5,856 acres before being fully contained.
Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Lost Lake Resort and the nearby 15 homes, and residents are free to return to their homes.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Photos from the Lost Lake Fire
Here’s a breakdown of everything we know about the fire:
Latest fire updates:
- Highway 95 between 2nd Avenue and Vidal Junction has reopened.
- Burning 14 miles southwest of Parker and 34 miles south of Lake Havasu City
- Approximately 5,856 acres burned and 85% contained
- Resources assigned: Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered. The Riverside County and CRIT Fire Departments have responded, and the Mohave Valley Fire department is also providing assistance.
How many acres has it burned?
Approximately 5,856 acres as of Wednesday, June 1.
Are there any evacuations?
Evacuation orders were lifted for the Lost Lake Resort as of Saturday, May 28.
15 homes were evacuated on 15th Avenue, but orders have since been lifted.
Officials say residents can expect to return home by Sunday evening.
What roads or highways have been closed?
U.S. Highway 95 between 2nd Avenue and Vidal Junction was closed due to the fire but has reopened as of May 28.
Residents in wildfire-prone areas are urged to have an emergency supplies kit to bring with them of they are evacuated from their homes, especially as Arizona residents are beginning to see early widespread fire activity throughout the state.
An emergency supply kit should be put together long before a wildfire or another disaster occurs. Make sure to keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that residents near a disaster store emergency supplies in a plastic tub, small suitcase, trash can, backpack, or other containers.
Residents should make sure they have the necessities, such as three gallons of water per person and a three-day supply of ready-to-eat food, the NFPA said. A first-aid kit, prescription medications, contact lenses, and non-prescription drugs should also be taken into account.
Copies of any important family documents, including insurance policies, identification, bank account records, and emergency contact numbers should also be taken and put into a waterproof, portable container in your kit, the NFPA said.
The association lists other items that would help in a disaster, including:
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio and an NOAA weather radio to receive up-to-date information
Dust mask or cotton T-shirt to filter the air
Matches in a waterproof container
Complete change of clothing including long pants, long sleeve shirts, and sturdy shoes stored in a waterproof container
The entire NFPA checklist of supplies can be found here.
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