Weekend Overview on the Lake Christine Fire

Jul 7, 2018

As of Saturday afternoon, the Lake Christine Fire is estimated at 5,434 acres and is three percent contained. It has destroyed three structures. Nearly 400 fire personnel are currently working the fire, including 12 handcrews, 20 engines, and five helicopters. 

Portions of the western flank of the fire have decreased in fire potential; Garfield County and Eagle County officials downgraded some evacuation orders and voluntary evacuations. 

On Saturday, crews were mopping up and patrolling hot spots near Java Dr., west of El Jebel Dr. Firefighters are continuing to improve and expand upon hand and dozer line construction, as well as actively engaging fire hot spots.

White River National Forest closures remain in effect, including the Basalt Mountain and Red Table Road areas; see the closures tab on Inciweb for more details.

Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, that temporary flight restrictions also apply to drones.

An incident overview can be found here

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