The Lake Christine Fire Is Out
The Lake Christine Fire is fully contained.
It took three months but as of Tuesday morning, The Lake Christine Fire is out. The recent rain and snow have certainly helped the cause. The remnants of tropical storm Rosa have helped knock out several smoldering wildfires across Colorado.
The fire started back on July 3 at the Basalt Shooting Range. Investigators say Richard Miller and Allison Marcus were firing illegal tracer rounds that sparked the fire. The fire quickly spread destroying three homes and forced hundreds of families to evacuate. The fire eventually grew to consume nearly 12,600 acres.
If you're palling any hunting or camping trips you'll be pleased to know that the fire restrictions in the White River National Forest and Pitkin County have been lifted. “Although we are coming out of fire restrictions, I’m asking all Pitkin County residents and visitors to remain vigilant, adhere to fire safety rules and report all smoke and fire to 911 immediately,” says Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo.
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