Lake Christine Fire: Community Meeting Begins...And Birthday Wishes For A Firefighter

Jul 7, 2018

Credit Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen Public Radio wants to wish firefighter Taylor Hunsaker a very happy birthday. Taylor is a father from Idaho. He’s fighting the Lake Christine Fire with the Northern Rockies incident management team. Taylor, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being here in the Roaring Fork Valley! We hope that all of your good work and more comes back to you in the year ahead.

A public information meeting on the Lake Christine Fire is starting now at Basalt High School. Current fire information and an update on evacuation status will be provided. The meeting is being live streamed on the Eagle County Sheriff's Facebook page.

Another public meeting will be held tomorrow at 5:00 pm at Basalt High School as well.

Today, crews are mopping up and patrolling hot spots near Java Drive, west of El Jebel Drive. Firefighters are continuing to improve and expand upon hand and dozer line construction, as well as actively engage fire hot spots.

At least 500 residences were evacuated and potentially remain threatened in the Basalt, El Jebel, and Missouri Heights areas.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s office has numerous areas closed related to evacuations, and public traffic is NOT allowed.