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: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
The two face fourth degree arson charges.
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