BLYTHE (CNS) – Residents of the Lost Lake Resort, north of Blythe,
were evacuated from their homes today due to a 25-acre vegetation fire posing a
structure threat to the RV park.
The Riverside County Fire Department assisted the Bureau of Indian
Affairs and the Colorado River Indian Tribes with the vegetation fire at around
11 a.m. Thursday.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, California Highway
Patrol officers assisted with road closures along Highway 95.
At around 11:50 a.m. Caltrans District 8 announced the closure at of
northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 95 from Blythe to the Vidal
junction. The duration of the closure was unknown.
Southern California Edison also responded to the scene for downed
power lines, according to the fire department.
There were no reported injuries.
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