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.
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.READ MORE: Colorado Gets First Excessive Heat Warning On Record With Highs Set To Near 110 Degrees
The two face fourth degree arson charges.
The fire destroyed three homes and forced hundreds of families to evacuate.READ MORE: Speed Flier Rescued From Summit County Mountain As Rescue Calls Continue To Climb
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