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Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Fire’

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Fire Suspect Booked Date:                        04/21/2011       Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins, turned himself in to the Larimer County Jail today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for Arson, a class four felony.  Mr. Howie was booked and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Mr. Howie is alleged to have started the Crystal Fire which ultimately encompassed approximately 2940 acres and destroyed 13 ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Investigators from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service have determined the Crystal Fire was started by the son of a property owner burning debris at 2394 Granite Road, Bellvue, Colorado. Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins will be charged with one count of 4th Degree Arson, a class four felony.  A warrant for his arrest is expected to be issued within 24 to 48 hours.  A $10,000 personal recognizance bond has been recommended. On April 6, Larimer ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 14 update

From Larimer County Emergency Informatin The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire Well hallelujah and better late than never: we have finally gotten some real moisture and more than just enough to make the dirt roads slightly muddy. In Fort Collins we generally have (as of around 2:30 p.m.) from between 2/3 of an inch to over one inch of water from rain and slushy snow. I will not have stats until tomorrow on the area around the burned area but it's good enough to ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 12 afternoon update

Greetings folks. Not a great deal to relate but some things of interest. First of all, people near the fire may continue to see smoke for sometime as the mop up process continues. That may be especially true today since we may undertake a burn out operation to secure some parts of the fire line - that is, taking away burnable fuel in a controlled manner which might otherwise might give us a problem. Given the condition of the fire and the progress made, that is very unlikely but we need to get ... Full Story

Crystal fire contained

Crystal fire contained

Crystal Fire 100% Contained April 11, 2011   The Crystal Fire is now 100% contained and is considered at full suppression with perimeter control.  This applies to both the main area of the fire as well as the area in Redstone Canyon.  Units continued to mop up today while others patrolled the fire and continued work on the fire line.  Crews will continue mop up operations tomorrow, continuing suppression repair and reinforcement of control lines. Residents are cautioned that ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 10 (Update 7 p.m.)

Crystal Fire: April 10 (Update 7 p.m.)

7 p.m.: Larimer County Emergency Information The 2,940-acre fire is now 95% contained. Today, crews made good progress on line construction on the west end of the fire and mopping up hot spots along the perimeter. High winds caused some flare ups of unburned fuels in the interior of the fire so increased smoke was visible in places. Tomorrow, crews will continue to patrol and mop up along the perimeter and continue other suppression activities. Demobilization of unneeded resources will ... Full Story

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 April 8

Larimer County Emergency Information Update Not a great deal to report right now folks and that is good news. There are a few things you need to be aware of however. The first item relates to some burning out activities which may put up some smoke tomorrow: 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 ... Full Story

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