PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — People living near the Lake Christine burn scar in Basalt were told to seek higher ground due to flooding in the area Sunday evening.

Anyone living either on Pinion Road or on Cedar Drive above Pinion Road were told evacuate, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet, as long as they could do so safely without crossing flowing water or debris. Those roads reopened at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to an update posted on the Eagle County Public Safety Information's website.

Frying Pan Road was also closed due to flooding, but it has since reopened. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said future closures may still be needed as conditions change.

Basalt flooding map

Those who needed to evacuate could take shelter at the Eagle County Community Center near Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel.

There was a flash flood warning active for Basalt Mountain the Lake Christine Fire burn scar until 11:45 p.m. Emergency responders are continuing to monitor flooded areas.  Residents can report any safety concerns by calling 911. 

The Lake Christine fire destroyed three homes and burned 12,588 acres near Basalt and El Jebel last July.

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In March, Allison Marcus and Richard Miller pleaded guilty for their part in sparking the fire.

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