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Friday, October 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Mountain Incident Management’

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

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: 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 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

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