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A vegetation fire that has burned at least 1,000 acres and is 0% contained is still burning Friday and poses a threat to the Lost Lake Resort north of Blythe, near the Arizona border.

Evacuation orders for the resort remain in effect, according to a tweet from the Riverside County Fire Department.

Fire authorities evacuated a recreational vehicle park Thursday when the Lost Lake Fire had burned approximately 400 acres.

Firefighters from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Colorado River Indian Tribes assisted in the firefight.

One firefighter from another agency suffered a non-life-threatening wound during the fire, Riverside County Public Information Officer Jody Hagemann told City News Service. It was not immediately know from which agency.

The fire began as a 25-acre vegetation fire that broke out around 11:50 a.m. Thursday near the recreational vehicle park, the fire department reported.

The blaze prompted the closure of northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 95 between Agnes Wilson Road and Second Avenue, Caltrans reported. There is no estimated time when the lanes will reopen, according to Caltrans.

Southern California Edison also responded to the scene for downed power lines, though it was not immediately known if the fire resulted in any power outages.

Officials have set up a reception and care site for those who have been evacuated at Parker Community Senior Center, 1115 12th St. Parker, Arizona 85344.

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