The Type 2 Incident Management Team is doing a great job keeping all of us in-the-loop with daily information about the Lake Christine fire.
(Aspen, CO) The Lake Christine fire is now moving in a northeasterly direction in the vicinity of Basalt Mountain. Increased aerial fire attacks have been ordered to help maintain containment of the blaze.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), that have been in effect since the fire broke out July 3rd, remain in place. Because of the need for increased aerial fire attacks the TFR, which was scaled back as the fire became more contained, will be fully expanded again beginning tomorrow at 9 a.m. and continue through 9 p.m. daily until further notice.
Commercial flight arrivals and some departures are expected to be impacted. While some flights may be allowed to arrive and depart from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, schedules will be less predictable as airspace is made available for the aerial fire attack.
Travelers are advised to check with their airlines for the most up-to-date flight information or go to www.aspenairport.com for arrival and departure information.
The TFR will remain in effect until further notice.
“While we are aware of the inconvenience the TFR is causing travelers, our top priority is honoring the TFR and the fire-fighting effort in our community,” said Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Director, John Kinney.
Updates will be posted on the Airport Facebook (Facebook.com/flyaspensnowmass) and Twitter (@FlyAspenAirport pages.
The Aspen Times did a good job reporting on the Lake Christine fire today. Please read Scott Condon's article by CLICKING HERE
Please check out the Lake Christine Fire Public Health Information Website by clicking the link below:
FIRE RECOVERY PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION
The Lake Christine fire in Basalt/El Jebel/Missouri Heights is expected to reach 45% containment by the end of the day - weather permitting.
As we enter the "recovery phase" of this incident please refer to this useful Public Health information regarding food and water safety, things you need to know about returning home after evacuation, etc.
Lake Christine Fire Updates
Questions about the fire? Call 970-510-0705
7/5/2018 5:00 p.m.
Potential For Extended Power Outage Update
Residents and visitors in the upper Roaring Fork Valley between El Jebel and Aspen are asked to prepare for a power outage of up to 72 hours should utility lines serving these areas succumb to the Lake Christine wildfire.
During and extended power outage, essential Pitkin County Services including Sheriff's Office, Public Health, Economic Assistance, Adult and Family Services, and Clerk and Recorder will be located at the Pitkin County Courthouse.
Here's What You Can Do Now to Prepare
Power Outage Preparedness
Highway Travel Information/Road Conditions
Airport Travel Information
Aspen Valley Hospital Information