BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – The Lake Christine Fire burning near Basalt and El Jebel is now 43 percent contained.

 Public Warned To Be Aware Of Roaming Wildlife During Wildfires

Lake Christine Fire (credit: InciWeb)

The fire scorched more than 6,200 acres and three homes.

 Public Warned To Be Aware Of Roaming Wildlife During Wildfires

Mop up crews at the Lake Christine Fire (credit: InciWeb)

Much of the area burned is wildlife habitat. Colorado Parks and Wildlife warns people animals, especially black bears, may be moving around more to look for food.

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A black bear in a tree (credit: CBS)

LINK: Be Bear Aware

They urge homeowners to lock up food and garbage bins. They also recommend throwing out spoiled food on the day trash trucks can pick it up.

RELATED: Community Greets Firefighters With Cheers Near Lake Christine Fire

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Colorado 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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