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Lost Lake Fire burns 5,900 acres near California-Arizona border

A wildfire near the Arizona-California border has sparked evacuations.
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 6:13 PM MST|Updated: May. 28, 2022 at 4:01 PM MST
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PARKER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — About 150 firefighters are battling a wildfire that has forced evacuations near the California-Arizona border. The Lost Lake Fire started on Thursday around 7 a.m. and has since grown to 5,900 acres as of Saturday afternoon. It’s burning about 14 miles southwest of Parker, Arizona.

On Saturday, fire officials say the fire jumped the Colorado River into Arizona. The Lost Lake Resort has been evacuated, as well as about 12 homes along 15th Avenue, north of Agnes Wilson Road. Firefighters made progress on Friday and the wildfire is about 44% contained.

Fire crews are working to secure a perimeter around the fire and protect the communities of Lost Lake and Hidden Valley resorts. The Red Cross has set up at Parker Community Senior Center to help anyone affected by the fire. The flames are burning through grass, salt cedar, and desert brush. It’s unclear how the fire started.