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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 homes.

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 County ... 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 they may ... 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 the fire is ... 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 updated list of needs ... 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 and ... Full Story

Public Asked to Stay Away from Crystal Fire

Public Asked to Stay Away from Crystal Fire Date:        April 8, 2011 The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public to stay away from the Crystal Fire burn area. With the exception of Buckhorn Road and Stove Prairie Road, many of the roads in that area are private roads and people who do not live in the area will be cited for trespassing. There is a large amount of firefighter movement on the roads in the fire area and there is still a large number of heavy emergency ... 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 losses ... Full Story

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