Apr 112011
Authors: Jim Sojourner

The Crystal Fire that burned 2,940 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins is 100 percent contained with full suppression and perimeter control.

According to a press release, crews today will continue mop up efforts, reinforcing fire lines and working on suppression repair. Residents could continue to see smoke in the area due to winds.

The fire information center has been shut down.

After units continued mop up and patrol efforts Monday, federal officials planned to turn the fire back over to local teams Monday night, while unneeded resources continued to demobilize. As of Monday evening, 126 people were still assigned to the fire.

The fire started on April 1. The cause is still under investigation.

Managing Editor Jim Sojourner can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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