BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – Pre-evacuation notices were lifted for the Missouri Heights, Cedar Drive, Toner Creek, Seven Castles and Taylor Road neighborhood near the Lake Christine Fire in Eagle County.
Fire officials say the fire grew slightly to 12,588 acres and is 72 percent contained.READ MORE: Colorado's Rural Health Departments Work With Churches And Social Media Influencers To Encourage Vaccinations
Crews can now start removing some fire equipment near Frying Pan Road, and two helicopters have been released to help other wildfires in the west.
Emergency crews are now watching for flash flooding. Residents are encouraged to register with both Eagle and Pitkin Counties for emergency flash flood alerts.Mount Evans Visitors Seek An Escape From The Heavy Haze Over Denver
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