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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Local News’ Archives

Crystal Fire: April 9 evening update

From Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team The Crystal Fire is now 90 percent contained. Crews completed burnout operations to secure the northern perimeter of the fire.  For the latest information visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2161/   The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire by Larimer County Emergency Information Fire size is 2,930 acres, with 75% containment. Fire investigators have revised the total number of homes lost to 13. The cause of ... Full Story

Help for victims of the Crystal Fire

    Crystal Fire If you were impacted by the fire, there are volumes of donations at the Wilder-Nest Retreats 9144 North Glade Road Corner of CR38E and Glade Road (CR25) Donations are being trailered in from the Big Thompson Elementary School to include: Clothing, shoes, bedding, bathing accessories and numerous personal and household needs If you have specific needs please let us know, we have much larger items waiting to know where to take them. An ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 9

Crystal Fire: April 9

Fort Collins, CO – Firefighters made significant progress along all perimeters of the Crystal Fire that continues to burn in the foothills west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Due to better mapping the fire has burned a total of 2930 acres and is 75% contained. Fire investigators continue to determine the cause of the Crystal Fire and have revised the total number of structures lost from 15 to 13. Aided by up-slope and up-valley winds late in the day, fire crews began burnout operations ... Full Story

Crystal Fire:Burnout scheduled for Saturday

Crystal Fire:Burnout scheduled for Saturday

Fort Collins, CO –Firefighters are planning a burnout Saturday morning April 9 ahead of potentially changing weather.  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 and residents should not call 911 unless they are sure of a new fire. Firefighters are busy today working on preparation for the ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Residents with Property Loss Urged to

Crystal Fire Residents with Property Loss Urged to Call

Residents in the Crystal Fire area who lost property are asked to call Larimer County Emergency Manager Erik Nilsson to report their loss.  The number is 970-498-5310.  If the number is busy or there is no answer, they should leave a voicemail message with their contact information. The emergency manager is interested in any property loss, houses, trailers, vehicles, sheds, et cetera. The information will be used to help determine what needs residents have and the total amount of ... Full Story

Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Fort Collins, CO – Winds are expected to increase today as crews continue to construct and secure fire lines along the perimeter of the fire. A Red Flag warning has not been posted for the burn area, though lower relative humidity and warmer temperatures are expected. The Crystal Fire began on April 1, has burned a total of 3,200 acres, and is 55% contained. Air resources will continue to support fire crews with water drops targeting spot fires along the South, Southwestern and North, ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Weather Continues to Cooperate 10 am Fort Collins, CO –The weather played a large role in helping firefighters yesterday with rain and snow developing over the fire area.  The downsides however were slick roads and potentially treacherous conditions.  Even with help from Mother Nature, the fire was still active beneath downed vegetation and snow with open flames occasionally seen.  With safety managers concerned for firefighters’ well-being, they were pulled off the line after ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 7 – Road Blocks lifted at

Crystal Fire: April 7 – Road Blocks lifted at noon

  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office issued emergency phone notifications to residents in the Crystal Fire area this morning notifying them that the existing roadblocks will be lifted at noon today. The Sheriff is requesting that everyone limit unnecessary traffic in the area as the roads are slippery and there is still a great deal of heavy emergency equipment on the roads along with movement of the firefighters.  The public is reminded that many roads in that area are private ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

  Berthoud Police Beat — March, 2011 Tuesday, March 1 A Border Collie on the loose in the 500 block of First Street led to his owner being given a written warning. A resident reported the unauthorized use of a credit card number by an unknown person.   Wednesday, March 2 A dispute between a landlord and the tenant in the 1000 block of Seventh Street was mediated by the officer. Police responded to Berthoud Elementary School to assist with a physical disturbance ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

By Ardella Hawks formerly of Loveland and Berthoud I saw smoke five miles west of my house up Buckhorn Road on Friday evening. Emergency responders kept going up the road throughout the day. On Saturday the fire burned all day, moving east with wind gusts of 70 mile per hour. Everything happened so fast, and before we knew it, the fire was on the ridge south of our house. At midnight we got the reverse 911 call. We were so grateful that our Pastor, Kelly Wheat, and his wife showed up ... Full Story

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