BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – Mandatory evacuations on most roads in Basalt are expected to be lifted on Monday.
The Lake Christine Fire has grown to 5,916 acres and is 30 percent contained.
Eagle County Sheriff’s officials say the evacuation orders to be lifted will start at 8 a.m. They do not include Lake Christine Road, Wilderness Road, Promontory Lane, Wild Spring Lane, Cedar Drive and Pinion Drive.
Officials tell CBS4 at their peak, there were a total of 1,793 individuals evacuated from 664 homes. On Saturday, 782 people from 279 were allowed back home. On Sunday, people from 205 homes were allowed back.
On Monday, they expect 105 additional homes to be repopulated, leaving only 30 homes still evacuated.
More than 550 fire personnel are at the Lake Christine Fire. Sunday, crews continued to mop up and patrol hot spots on the west and southern flanks of the fire. Utility providers are also working in the fire area to maintain and restore service to affected areas.
Officials held a briefing on Sunday evening at Basalt High School.
LINK: Lake Christine Fire Map
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