Independence Day 2018

teleskiguy7/04/2018 3:56:20 pm PDT

A man and a woman from El Jebel are facing an initial charge of fourth-degree arson for allegedly starting the Lake Christine Fire by firing tracer rounds Tuesday evening at the Basalt shooting range, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Other charges may be filed against Richard Karl Miller, 23, and Allison Sarah Marcus, 22, after the investigation is concluded, according to Amber Barrett, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. Both suspects live at the same address in El Jebel, Barrett said.


They could be potentially responsible for restitution for the firefighting effort up to $1 million, Barrett said.