BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters are still battling the Lake Christine Fire near Basalt seven weeks after it started. Fortunately, the fire is 90 percent contained.

Allison Marcus (left) and Richard Miller (right) (credit: CBS)

The two suspects accused of starting the fire appeared in court on Tuesday. Investigators say Richard Miller and Allison Marcus used illegal tracer rounds which sparked the fire at a shooting range on July 3.

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The two face fourth degree arson charges.

The fire destroyed three homes and forced hundreds of families to evacuate.

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