Lake Christine Fire

4:50 PM: From Pitkin County: Area’s above Basalt are at risk for an extended power outage. Prepare for an extended power outage due to the Lake Christine Fire. This outage could last up to 72 hours, if it happens.

4:45 PM: Fire has grown to 2377 acres in size as of this afternoon. No structures have been affected. A type 2 response team will take command tomorrow morning (7/5). There will be a Community Information meeting at 6:30PM this evening at Basalt High School. This will be a informational meeting only not questions will be taken.

2:30 PM: Eagle County Sheriff spokesperson live on the air now says still 0% containment no updated size estimate. All evacuation orders remain in effect.

1:25 PM: Additional evacuations: Homestead, Sopris, Spur, Tucker, Hillside, Curtis, Longhorn and ALL addresses on north side of Midland Avenue.

1:00 PM: The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has released this map of the Lake Christine Fire:

12:50PM: New evacuations ordered for Homestead Trailer Park, the Wilds (Promontory and Wildsprings), Ridge Road, Pinion and Cedar Drive. “Evacuate immediately.” Evacuation shelter at Basalt High School.
*Pre-evacuation orders are in place for East and West Sopris Drive, East & West Homestead Drive, Curtis Lane, Longhorn Lane, including Tucker Lane, Spur Lane, Hillside Drive and all addresses on the north side of Midland Avenue. A pre-evacuation means residents should be *ready* to leave with short notice, but evacuating is not mandatory at this time.

11:00AM: Evacuations are expected to remain until at least Thursday morning. Evacuation center is Basalt High School. The fire is now estimated at 340 acres and is still 0% contained. Power outages are expected due to power lines in the area of the fire.

10:30AM: The Christine Lake Fire continues actively burning and is 0% contained. Authorities have issued an air quality advisory due to the amount of smoke in the air. If smoke becomes thick in your area, you may want to stay inside, especially if you are predisposed to respiratory problems.

8:00AM: As planned, for crews began attacking the fire early this morning. There were no new evacuations overnight. All existing evacuation and pre-evacuation orders remain in place.

July 4, 1:00AM As the Lake Christine Fire continues burning, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed all their shooting ranges in the Northwest Region. This includes Plateau Creek, West Rifle Creek & Basalt State Wildlife Areas.
CPW says restrictions & closures may impact public and private ranges; contact ranges before visiting.

10:00: Firefighters from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Snowmass Wildcat Fire District, Aspen Fire Department, Upper Colorado River (UCR) Fire and the Rifle Helitak are on scene. The plan is to monitor the fire overnight and aggressively attack it in the morning.

The follow areas are under an evacuation order by the Basalt Police Department and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office: Original Road, Silverado Dr, Hillcrest Drive, Sagewood Court and the Pineridge area.

The following areas are under a pre-evacuation notice: Big Pinion Drive, Little Pinion Drive and any residence between Aspen Junction and Big Pinion along the North side of Highway 82.

The evacuations are expected to remain in place overnight and will be reassessed in the morning.

The Lake Christine Fire was started by tracer rounds. Suspects were issued a summons. The fire is currently 50-60 acres in size and 0 percent contained.

Drone operators are reminded that the Fire Operation Area is off limits.

9:45PM: Evacuated residents can go to Basalt High School. 600 Southside Drive, Basalt. Small Pets are welcome.

9:30PM: all evacuation orders remain in effect. Fire Crews will monitor the fire overnight, but will not be actively fighting a fire again until morning.

8:20PM: The following areas are being evacuated: Original Road, Silverado Drive, Hillcrest Drive, Pineridge area.
Residents in the following areas should be *ready* to go: Big and Little Pinyon, Sagewood and the area around the Church of Christ.

8:00PM: Sounds like air resources are on the way from Grand Junction.

7:36PM Update: Fire is moving northwest. No evacuations at this time, but residents may leave if they want to. Two Rivers Road closed both directions to allow fire vehicle access.

Wildfire in the Basalt area. Pre evacuation order for residents in the area of the Wilds, Hillcrest and Silverado, Original Road, Pine Ridge and Sagewood. Residents in those areas, be prepared to leave with short notice. Stay tuned to KMTS for more.

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