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Lake Christine Fire Updates, and Governor Hickenlooper Visits

Jul 6, 2018

The most recent numbers released by the type 2 response team show that the fire has affected 5,263 acrews with 0 percent containment. 

The Red Cross is closing the Roaring Fork High School shelter today at 3 p.m. and will be consolidating all residents to the Basalt High School shelter. RFTA will be providing buses between the two schools at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m.

1,971 people have been evacuated and all mandatory evacuations are still in place. There are two Red Cross centers set up. Over 110 residnets were staying at the Roaring Fork High School and about 30% are children. There ahve been approximately 80 residents staying at the Basalt High School. All Eagle County evacuations orders for El Jebel and Basalt are still in place. 

 

There are 214 personnel addressing the incident, including 6 hand crews, 18 engines, and 5 helicopters. 

Earlier today Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Cory Gardener, and Representative Scott Tipton appeared at the Lake Christine Fire Command Center to express their appreciation for the ground crews, despite limited resoruces. The Lake Christine Fire was prioritized over other Colorado wildfires due to the proximity to houses, highway 82, and powerlines.