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More Growth At Lake Christine Fire; Pre-Evacuation Notices In Effect

BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) - The Lake Christine Fire burning near has grown to more than 11,700 acres as of Tuesday.

It grew another 300 acres overnight. It is 39 percent contained.

Lake Christine Fire
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Crews are now focusing on reinforcing containment lines on the northwest side of the fire while connecting a line from the north to the northeast. They expect afternoon thunderstorms to produce strong wind gusts which could fuel fire activity.

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Those living on/in Missouri Heights, Cedar Drive, Toner Creek, Seven Castles, and Taylor Road remain on a pre-evacuation status.

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The next public meeting will be Wednesday at Basalt High School at 6:00 p.m.

LINK: Lake Christine Fire InciWeb

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