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Monday, July 28, 2014

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 the fire is still under investigation. Today, firefighters focused on completing line construction for perimeter control, and managing backburn operations. Helicopters were available but were not needed for water drops.

Firefighters removed less than the 25 acres of unburned fuel planned today due to higher humidities. The burnout occurred between the existing fire perimeter and roads on the north end of the fire, south of Deerpath Road and Larimer County Road 44H, and west of County Road 27.  The operation did produce smoke in the area.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office continues to strongly discourage travel through the area by recreationists and spectators. There is still a large number of heavy emergency vehicles traveling the roads and unnecessary traffic can hamper the firefighting effort. Sheriff deputies will be on patrol in the area and trespassers will be cited. Fire restrictions adopted by the Board of Larimer County Commissioners and within Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grasslands on April 5 remain in place.

 

For complete information on this emergency, see http://larimer.org/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=73

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