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Crystal Fire

One of the homes destroyed in the Crystal Fire. (credit: CBS)

Man To Be Charged With Starting Crystal Wildfire

Investigators in 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. Thomas Howie, 36, of Fort Collins will be charged with one count of 4th degree arson.

04/18/2011

Richard Dixon of Masonville took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 5 "from top of Redstone Canyon."

Crystal Fire 100 Percent Contained

A wildfire that spread to over 4 square miles in northern Colorado is 95 percent contained.

04/11/2011

Donations for the fire victims (credit: CBS)

Community Pulls Together To Help Those Who Lost Homes In Fire

Ashes where homes once stood — that’s all that remains of more than a dozen houses destroyed in the Crystal fire west of Fort Collins. Some homeowners lost everything.

04/10/2011

One of the homes destroyed in the Crystal Fire. (credit: CBS)

Crews To Begin Leaving Crystal Wildfire

A wildfire west of Fort Collins is now 90 percent contained.

04/10/2011

Richard Dixon of Masonville took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 5 "from top of Redstone Canyon."

Crystal Fire Burned Fewer Buildings Than Thought

Authorities now say a northern Colorado wildfire burned 13 structures, two fewer than they initially thought.

04/09/2011

Mark Bowers took this photo April 3 of the Crystal Fire from Fort Collins.

Fire Crews Prepare Burnout In Crystal Fire Area

Firefighers are trying to fully contain a wildfire in Larimer County that started one week ago. On Saturday, firefighters are planning a burn out to stop the Crystal Fire ahead of changing weather.

04/08/2011

Richard Dixon of Masonville took this photo of the Crystal Fire on April 5 "from top of Redstone Canyon."

Hickenlooper Visits Crystal Fire Command Post

Firefighters in Larimer County on Thursday were preparing to attack the Crystal Fire for the seventh straight day.

04/07/2011

Mark Bowers took this photo April 3 of the Crystal Fire from Fort Collins.

Evacuations Lifted In Crystal Fire

Cooler, wetter weather is helping crews fighting the Crystal Fire, a day after winds caused a flare-up that prompted the evacuation of 20 houses as a precaution.

04/06/2011

One of the homes destroyed in the Crystal Fire. (credit: CBS)

Crystal Fire Once Again Forces Evacuations

Strong winds have grounded helicopters fighting a 5-square-mile Colorado wildfire that has destroyed about 15 houses.

04/05/2011

One of the homes destroyed in the Crystal Fire. (credit: CBS)

Crystal Fire Still Burning, Damage Assesment Ongoing

A day after a wildfire tore through grass, trees and dozens of homes in Larimer County, Colorado’s governor declared a disaster and appointed state funds for the emergency effort.

04/04/2011

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