The Lost Lake Fire continues to burn about 14 miles southwest of Parker. As of the morning of Tuesday, May 31, the footprint is estimated at 5,856 acres. It is 50 percent contained. Full containment is estimated by 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Power has been restored to Lost Lake and Hidden Valley resorts. All evacuation orders have been lifted.

Planned actions, according to the InciWeb website:

“Firefighters stopped forward progress of the fire and are working to improve containment lines. The fire is contained on the western and southern flanks on the California side.

A fire boat and aircraft are supporting firefighters with providing water to extinguish thick brush and salt cedar that grows within the river basin.

Firefighters are breaking apart large machine piles to allow the piles to cool and be extinguished by firefighters.”

More from InciWeb:

“Key management objectives have been met, allowing a transfer of command back to the Colorado River Agency Wednesday evening.

In preparation for this transition, the Incident Management Team is releasing unnecessary resources. 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.”


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