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Video shows how close the Lake Christine Fire came to destroying more homes

KUSA — KUSA – Video from Sky9 shows just how close the fire line of the Lake Christine Fire came to destroying more homes.

The fire started burning the night of July 4 right on the edge of Basalt. Three homes have been destroyed in the now-5,263-acre blaze, according to firefighters.

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The fire grew significantly on the Fourth of July, fueled by wind and little humidity. Several hundred residents were evacuated – and fire crews worked throughout the night to save their homes.

No evacuation orders have been lifted at this point for Eagle County residents.

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Firefighters believe the blaze was started by people shooting tracer rounds – despite a fire ban in the county that bans that type of ammunition.

The suspects have been since issued a court summons in lieu of arrests, according to Carbondale Fire.

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