Crystal Fire

5:26pm

Mon April 18, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Crystal Fire Human Caused, Arrest Expected

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that the 2,940 acre Crystal Fire was caused by a property owner’s son who was burning a slash pile.

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5:13pm

Fri April 8, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Firefighters to Change Tactics on Crystal Fire over the Weekend

Firefighters working to contain the Crystal fire are planning a burnout Saturday morning April 9 ahead of potentially changing weather.

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11:27am

Thu April 7, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Roadblocks Lifted as Containment of Crystal Fire Grows

All roadblocks in and around the Crystal fire northwest of Ft. Collins were lifted as of noon today.

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5:35pm

Wed April 6, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Colder, Wetter Conditions Help Crystal Firefighting Efforts

Gov. Hickenlooper talks to reporters after surveying the fire burn area.
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Intermittent rain on Wednesday allowed crews to make significant progress battling the wildfire west of Fort Collins.

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5:39pm

Tue April 5, 2011
Colorado Wildfires

Officials Say Containing Crystal Fire Could Take 3 to 5 More Days

A map of the Crystal Fire. On Tuesday crews worked to contain the most active section near Division B.
Grace Hood

Fire officials say they’ve spent an estimated $780,000 battling a blaze west of Fort Collins.

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.

Incident commander Paul Summerfelt explained that cold and wet temperatures this weekend quelled the inner-most section of the fire area. And that’s impacted how crews are working on the Crystal Fire.

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