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Lake Christine Fire

Unit Information

White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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Incident Contact

Lake Christine Fire Information
Phone: 970-963-2266
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/30/2018 White River National Forest modifies closure area for Lake Christine Fire
White River National Forest modifies closure areas for Lake Christine Fire The White River National Forest is modifying the emergency closure orders for the Lake Christine Fire. The modified closure.
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#LakeChristineFire update for the week of Sept. 17, 2018:
The Lake Christine Fire was put into monitor status as of Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. At the moment, suppression operations are not taking place; however, the fire will continue be monitored by firefighters as needed. The Lake Christine Fire will remain at 94% containment until a season-ending weather event occurs like multiple days of rain or snow. Please note, the increase in containment is due to more accurate heat mapping. The remaining uncontained line is located in steep, inaccessible terrain where it is unsafe to place firefighters. No growth has occurred on the Lake Christine fire for several weeks. There will continue to be smoke visible on the fire; however, the visible smokes are located far within the interior of the fire perimeter and are not a threat to containment at this time. Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCR) will continue to patrol the fire as needed. The Lake Christine Fire emergency area closure remains in effect. For more information on the closure area please visit: . For additional information please call the Sopris Ranger Station at 970-963-2266.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 03rd, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM
Location1 mile northwest of Basalt, CO
Incident CommanderTyson Lucier UCR
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.371 latitude, -107.043 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel16
Size12,588 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateSunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed conifer timber litter and Gambel oak brush.

Significant Events





Planned Actions

Secure and patrol primary containment lines along the northern fire perimeter.Grid for hot spots northeast side of the fire perimeter. Continue suppression repair on contained portions of the fire as needed.


Type 4 Incident continues with respective IMT configuration. TFR enacted over the fire area. Ownership acres: BLM 1,012 ac, USFS 8,506 ac, PVT 854 ac, ST 2,216 ac.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry forecasted with afternoon showers and thunderstorms coming through the fire area.