Historic buildings burn in Silverton

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Historic buildings burn in Silverton

Blaze guts saloon, antique store
A Durango Fire & Rescue Authority ladder truck, right, along with a ladder truck from Ouray, left, and a Silverton Fire Department engine pump water onto fire at the Pride of the West saloon on Wednesday morning.
A Durango Fire & Rescue Authority firefighter directs water into flames coming from the roof of the Pride of the West saloon.
A saddened Greg Custer, owner of the Pride of the West saloon in Silverton, looks on as his business is destroyed by fire.
A fire at Pride of the West bar started early Wednesday morning.
Multiple agencies respond to the Greene Street fire.
Silverton Fire Department firefighters spray water onto the fire that consumed the Pride of the West saloon.

Historic buildings burn in Silverton

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A Durango Fire & Rescue Authority ladder truck, right, along with a ladder truck from Ouray, left, and a Silverton Fire Department engine pump water onto fire at the Pride of the West saloon on Wednesday morning.
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A Durango Fire & Rescue Authority firefighter directs water into flames coming from the roof of the Pride of the West saloon.
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A saddened Greg Custer, owner of the Pride of the West saloon in Silverton, looks on as his business is destroyed by fire.
A fire at Pride of the West bar started early Wednesday morning.
Multiple agencies respond to the Greene Street fire.
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Silverton Fire Department firefighters spray water onto the fire that consumed the Pride of the West saloon.
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To help

A fund has been set up at Citizens State Bank of Ouray in Silverton to benefit employees affected by Wednesday’s fire and to offset costs to business owners or help with restoration. The fund was set up under the San Juan County Historical Society. The bank can be reached by calling (970) 387-5502.

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