Durango Fire Protection District

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Two fires in three months at address east of Durango

Firefighters are investigating a fire that scorched a rubbish pile early Wednesday east of Durango – the same location where a shed and house burned three months earlier. The fire was reported at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango firefighter responds to emergencies across the world

Driving a motorboat through neighborhoods submerged in floodwaters can be a surreal experience. “Neighborhoods are quiet, there’s no people, there’s no cars – it’s just desolate,” said Breaux...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire engulfs home on Florida Road

Firefighters responded to a blaze at 4214 Florida Road (County Road 240) on Thursday afternoon that engulfed a three-bedroom home. Neighbors reported the fire around 3:45 p.m., said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Multiple agencies respond to structure fire

Multiple fire agencies responded to a blaze northwest of Bayfield on Saturday afternoon that consumed a barn. The fire was reported about 1:36 p.m. at 405 County Road 504. No one was inside the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire in HD Mountains grows to 35 acres

A small fire caused by a lightning strike in the HD Mountains east of Bayfield has been encouraged to grow a little bigger, and it has done just that. Firing operations began Wednesday to expand...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Small fire had big potential at St. Columba

Firefighters responded to a small fire Tuesday night at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Durango. The fire was reported at 8:28 p.m. in the administrative building between the church and St. Columba...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango residents to vote on property tax increase to fund fire district

Voters will be asked to increase property taxes to fund the Durango Fire Protection District in November. The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ask city voters to raise taxes by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango fire district asks for property tax increase

The city of Durango and surrounding area need additional firefighters and fire stations, but the Durango Fire Protection District can’t pay for them without a property tax increase. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Exact causes of three Durango-area fire remain undetermined

Firefighters said they have not determined the official causes of three major fires that started earlier this year in Durango, including one suspected to be arson, one that took a man’s life and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango fire chief asks city, county for new impact fees

Impact fees can help pay for new fire stations and vehicles, but they would likely increase housing costs in an already high-cost real estate market “It is a very tough discussion to have in the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River tuber injured Sunday identified, in critical condition

A man who required rescue while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park on Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman with Mercy Regional Medical Center. A...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man tubing Animas Whitewater Park requires rescue Sunday

A man tubing down the Animas River Whitewater Park without a life jacket or helmet required rescue Sunday and was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center showing signs of life. According to...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News