Latest on Lake Christine Fire

Current Situation: Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Team Black (Team Black) assumed command of the Lake Christine Fire at 6 a.m. this morning. The Type 2 team was requested due to increased fire activity, requiring a larger team to manage a wide range of...

9 Year Old Hiker Found Safe

Late last night the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from a hiker who reported that a 9-year-old member of her hiking party had been missing for over an hour roughly 5 miles southwest of Carbondale, CO. The caller reported that the...

New Command At Lake Christine

The Upper Colorado River Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the Lake Christine Fire on Monday. The incident command post is now located at Basalt Fire Station 42 on JW Drive in El Jebel. The safety of the public and firefighters remains the top...

Basalt Blaze Extinquished

Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District (B&RFPD) was dispatchedto a reported structure fire at 350 Tree Farm Drive after multiple 911 calls. Basalt Fire Department were on the scene within five minutes.Firefighting efforts were aggressive and crews were able...

Fire Suspects Turn Themselves In

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, shortly after midnight the two suspects in the Lake Christine Fire turned themselves over to Deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.   Allison Marcus, age 22 and Richard Miller, age 23 both from El Jebel, Colo. were booked into the...

Lake Christine Fire At 30% Contained

Gaining control of the fireFirefighters made some major advancements over the weekend in controlling the Lake Christine Fire. They reported that it had reached 30 percent containment.The blaze had grown a little over last 48 hours to consume nearly 6000 acres though...