BASALT, Colo. (CBS4)– The shooting range where a devastating wildfire started this summer will reopen to the public on Saturday.

Allison Marcus and Richard Miller (credit: CBS)

The two suspects accused of starting the Lake Christine Fire appeared in court last month.

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Investigators say Richard Miller and Allison Marcus used illegal tracer rounds which sparked the fire at the Basalt Public Shooting Range on July 3.

(credit: CBS)

The Lake Christine Fire destroyed three homes and forced hundreds of families to evacuate.

Smoke from the Lake Christine Fire near Basalt Mountain and Ranch. (credit: InciWeb)

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the shooting range. The agency says that a controlled, safe shooting range is better than people shooting somewhere else where it is not sanctioned.

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CPW plans to remove excess vegetation and put in fire extinguishers in hopes of preventing any future fires.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit’s Colorado Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

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– 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.