Crystal Fire http://www.kunc.org en Crystal Fire Human Caused, Arrest Expected http://www.kunc.org/post/crystal-fire-human-caused-arrest-expected <p>The Larimer County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office announced on Monday that the 2,940 acre Crystal Fire was caused by a property owner&rsquo;s son who was burning a slash pile. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:26:04 +0000 Brian Larson 6714 at http://www.kunc.org Firefighters to Change Tactics on Crystal Fire over the Weekend http://www.kunc.org/post/firefighters-change-tactics-crystal-fire-over-weekend <p>Firefighters working to contain the Crystal fire are planning a burnout Saturday morning April 9 ahead of potentially changing weather. Fri, 08 Apr 2011 23:13:11 +0000 Brian Larson 6297 at http://www.kunc.org Roadblocks Lifted as Containment of Crystal Fire Grows http://www.kunc.org/post/roadblocks-lifted-containment-crystal-fire-grows <p>All roadblocks in and around the Crystal fire northwest of Ft. Collins were lifted as of noon today. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:27:11 +0000 Brian Larson 6226 at http://www.kunc.org Colder, Wetter Conditions Help Crystal Firefighting Efforts http://www.kunc.org/post/colder-wetter-conditions-help-crystal-firefighting-efforts <p>Intermittent rain on Wednesday allowed crews to make significant progress battling the wildfire west of Fort Collins. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 23:35:28 +0000 Grace Hood 6195 at http://www.kunc.org Colder, Wetter Conditions Help Crystal Firefighting Efforts Officials Say Containing Crystal Fire Could Take 3 to 5 More Days http://www.kunc.org/post/officials-say-containing-crystal-fire-could-take-3-5-more-days <p>Fire officials say they&rsquo;ve spent an estimated $780,000 battling a blaze west of Fort Collins.</p><p>Helicopters were used only half of the day on Tuesday due to windy conditions as about 350 firefighters worked on land to contain the blaze.</p><p>Incident commander Paul Summerfelt explained that cold and wet temperatures this weekend quelled the inner-most section of the fire area. And that&rsquo;s impacted how crews are working on the Crystal Fire.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:39:18 +0000 Grace Hood 6141 at http://www.kunc.org Officials Say Containing Crystal Fire Could Take 3 to 5 More Days