EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters rushed to yet another fire which ignited in Colorado. The Lake Christine Fire is burning west of the Basalt gun range in Eagle County.

Lake Christine Fire (credit: Les Stein)

Evacuations are in place for Original Road, Silverado Dr, Hillcrest Drive and the Pineridge area.

(credit: Les Stein)

The following areas are under a pre-evacuation notice:

Big and Little Pinyon areas, Sagewood area and the area around the Church of Christ. The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Basalt High School at 600 Southside Drive in Basalt.

The fire has scorched 50-60 acres and is not contained. Approximately 80 home are threatened.

(credit: Les Stein)

Tuesday evening, two helicopters were gathering water from the Roaring Fork River west of downtown Basalt.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Two Rivers Road is closed in both directions, according to a Pitkin County alert.

Officials say the fire was caused by people shooting tracer rounds. The suspects are known and have been issued a summons “in lieu of arrest by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department,” a news release stated.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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