UPDATE 3 | 1930 PDT
The fire was reportedly started on Tuesday, July 3rd around 1815 hours and is burning about one mile northwest of Basalt.
Fire behavior is being forecasted to continue surface spread into the oak with backing and flanking with short up hill runs. Potential of outflow winds could lead to significant spread especially in the pinyon juniper fire fuels.
Private property, infrastructure (transmission lines) and structures in the Mission Heights, Basalt, El Jebel areas remain at risk. The fire is now burning on federal and state lands, with natural resources under direct threat.
3 structures destroyed.
Fire personnel remain at 399, along with 12 hand crews, 20 engines and 5 helicopters.
Fire 2 restrictions are in effect on private, state and federal lands in Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield Counties.
Temporary Flight Restriction
A Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR is in effect until further notice over the entire fire. This also applies to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones.
A Public Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 8 @ 1700 hours at Basalt High School.
How to Help Firefighters
Starting on Sunday, July 8, 2018, some neighborhoods will be open for re-entry. Here is the timeline the Sheriff’s Office has released to the Public:
0800 hours | El Jebel Trailer Park
1400 hours | Big Pinion and Little Pinion, Shadow Rock, Original Road, Pine Ridge and Sagewood Court, Hillcrest, Silverado, Two Rivers to access to Hillcrest.
Residents must provide their Photo ID or re-entry badge with their physical address each time for security purposes. Checkpoints will be in effect for 24 hours following the original re-entry notification.
Other unnamed communities in this post, evacuation orders are still in effect.
Gas Services Restoration
Black Hills Energy Representatives will be in neighborhoods helping residents to get gas service restored. Officials state to do not do this on your own.
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