The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that the 2,940 acre Crystal Fire was caused by a property owner’s son who was burning a slash pile.
Firefighters working to contain the Crystal fire are planning a burnout Saturday morning April 9 ahead of potentially changing weather.
All roadblocks in and around the Crystal fire northwest of Ft. Collins were lifted as of noon today.
Intermittent rain on Wednesday allowed crews to make significant progress battling the wildfire west of Fort Collins.
Fire officials say they’ve spent an estimated $780,000 battling a blaze west of Fort Collins.
Helicopters were used only half of the day on Tuesday due to windy conditions as about 350 firefighters worked on land to contain the blaze.
Incident commander Paul Summerfelt explained that cold and wet temperatures this weekend quelled the inner-most section of the fire area. And that’s impacted how crews are working on the Crystal Fire.