Lake Christine Fire


Incident #: EAX-215
Fire Start: 9 months ago
Location: 3.5 miles SE of El Jebel, CO
Acres: 12,588
Agency: Grand Junction Interagency Wildland Fire Dispatch Center (CO-GJC)
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs = 415003 | Contain: 10/09/18 1000 control: 12/01/18 1200 out: 12/06/18 1500

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 7 hours, 22 mins ago — #LakeChristineFire update for the week of Sept. 17, 2018:The Lake Christine Fire was put into monitor status as of Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. At the moment, suppression operations are not taking place; however, the fire will continue be monitored by firefighters as needed. The Lake Christine Fire will remain at 94% containment until a season-ending weather event occurs like multiple days of rain or snow. Please note, the increase in containment is due to more accurate heat mapping. The remaining uncontained line is located in steep, inaccessible terrain where it is unsafe to place firefighters. No growth has occurred on the Lake Christine fire for several weeks. There will continue to be smoke visible on the fire; however, the visible smokes are located far within the interior of the fire perimeter and are not a threat to containment at this time. Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCR) will continue to patrol the fire as needed. The Lake...


Incident Contact
Lake Christine Fire Information
Phone: 970-963-2266
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Fire Unit Information
White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Tuesday July 03rd, 2018 approx. 06:15 PM
1 mile northwest of Basalt, CO
Incident Commander
Tyson Lucier UCR
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
12,588 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Closed conifer timber litter and Gambel oak brush.
Significant Events


Planned Actions
Secure and patrol primary containment lines along the northern fire perimeter.Grid for hot spots northeast side of the fire perimeter. Continue suppression repair on contained portions of the fire as needed.
Type 4 Incident continues with respective IMT configuration. TFR enacted over the fire area. Ownership acres: BLM 1,012 ac, USFS 8,506 ac, PVT 854 ac, ST 2,216 ac.