The Lake Christine Fire grew significantly on July 4th, due to erratic outflow winds, extremely dry fuels and low relative humidity. Three homes have been reported as destroyed.
Over 500 homes have been evacuated and all Basalt residents should still be prepared to evacuate.
Reporter Christin Kay attended a community meeting hosted by fire officials to address the concerns of Basalt residents. She spoke to Aspen Public Radio’s Zoe Rom following Thursday evening’s community briefing.