Lost Lake Fire: Evacuations lifted amid wildfire burning on Arizona-California border

A wildfire has scorched more than 5,000 acres along the Arizona-California border, and firefighters are nearly completely done containing the flames.

The Lost Lake Fire, which sparked 14 miles southwest of Parker, Arizona, has burned 5,856 acres so far with 95% containment. Officials say the fire started the morning of May 26 on the California side of the Colorado River.

Evacuations were ordered for 15 homes along 15th Avenue in a neighborhood on the Arizona side of the border, but residents were allowed to return to their homes on the evening of May 29.

People can visit the Parker Community Senior Center at 1115 12th St. for more assistance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


  • Highway 95 between 2nd Avenue and Vidal Junction

Latest updates: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8122/

Timeline of the Lost Lake Fire

June 3

The fire is contained at 95% and has burned 5,856 acres. The cause remains under investigation.

On "June 2, an aerial flight took place to review the fire area. Very little fire behavior was observed, allowing containment to increase to 95%," officials said.

June 1

May 31

May 30

The fire is now at 47% containment. It has burned over 5,700 acres. Residents evacuated along 15th Avenue are expected to be able to return to their homes at the end of the day.

May 29

May 27

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Lost Lake Fire (Photo: Jessica Everett-Ellerman)

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