White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Lake Christine Fire Information
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
#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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whiteriver/alerts-notices . For additional information please call the Sopris Ranger Station at 970-963-2266.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 03rd, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM|
|Location||1 mile northwest of Basalt, CO|
|Incident Commander||Tyson Lucier UCR|
|Coordinates||39.371 latitude, -107.043 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
Closed conifer timber litter and Gambel oak brush.
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.
Hot and dry forecasted with afternoon showers and thunderstorms coming through the fire area.