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.
The intent of a burn out operation is for the fire to slowly move from the established control line toward the advancing main fire to effectively remove the unburned fuel. This tactic widens the established control line, reduces the potential fire intensity and can make containment and control more successful for firefighters.
The burnout will encompass approximately 20-25 acres and is at the north end of the fire; south of Deerpath Road and Larimer County Road 44H, west of County Road 27. The operation will produce a significant amount of smoke in the area. Residents should not call 911 unless they are sure of a new fire.