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Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Fire’

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

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 ... 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

Crystal Fire: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

Crystal Fire: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Firefighters made good progress on the Crystal Fire today, due to reduced winds, snow and rainfall within the fire area. Fire size remains at approximately 3,200 acres and it is anticipated the fire will be 60% contained by later this evening. No air resources have been working the fire today due to low cloud levels. Road blocks remain in place to allow only residents into the area. While lower winds and temperatures are helping fire fighting efforts, the fire remains active and ... Full Story

Evacuation Area Open to Residents at 10:00 a.m.

Date:        April 6, 2011 Residents that left their homes last night as part of the precautionary evacuation will be allowed to return to their homes this morning at 10:00 a.m.  Deputies will reopen the roads to residents only beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The current roadblocks will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. Residents are asked to exercise caution when returning home and drive carefully.  There is an increased number of emergency vehicles on the roads and ... 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

Precautionary Evacuation Recommended north and south

Date:   April 5, 2011 At approximately 6:25 p.m. this evening, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office issued a telephone notification to residents along Moondance Way, Red Tail Ridge Way and Stringtown Gulch Road to evacuate the area.   In addition, residents along Lightning Ridge Way, Ohana Way, Deer Path St. and the lower portion of Wildsong Rd. have been contacted to evacuate. These evacuations are precautionary due to increased fire activity in the area. Residents may contact a ... Full Story

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