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Suspects in Lake Christine Fire now in custody

The two are facing arson charges for using tracer rounds at a firing range even though that type of ammunition was banned under current fire restrictions.
Credit: Eagle County Sheriff's Office
Richard Miller, 23 and Allison Marcus, 22.

The two people accused of sparking the Lake Christine that destroyed three homes and burned more than 6,700 acres near the town of El Jebel have turned themselves over to deputies, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday.

Allison Marcus, 22, and Richard Miller, 23, were booked into the Eagle County Detention Center Facility just after midnight on Sunday.

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Marcus and Miller are accused of using tracer rounds at a firing range even though that type of ammunition was banned under current fire restrictions.

Tracer rounds are bullets or projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in the base. They burn bright which makes them visible to the naked eye during daylight and very bright during nighttime firing.

They face charges for 4th degree arson and are being held on a $7,5000 bond.

At last check, the Lake Christine Fire is 6,778 acres and 57 percent contained.