Durango Fire Protection District

Clogged dryer vent blamed for mobile home fire

A mobile home fire that displaced a family Sunday night northeast of Elmore’s Corner originated in a dryer vent, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection District. The fire...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

First responders killed in 1974 fire to be honored

Two first responders dead. A gaping hole in the middle of an historic downtown block in Durango. A long and emotional saga for the survivors. The memories of the 1974 fire still echo today, a group...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire breaks out at mobile home northeast of Durango

A mobile home received significant damage Sunday night in a fire that broke out northeast of Durango, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. Fire crews received a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two fires burn 3 acres each in Upper Pine district, chief says

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District responded Saturday to two fires that drained resources in the small agency in eastern La Plata County. Both fires were contained by 4 p.m., said Bruce...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cabins destroyed by fire northeast of Durango

Two cabins were destroyed by a fire Tuesday afternoon near the Aspen Trails subdivision northeast of Durango, a fire that spread into the surrounding wildlands. The fire was reported shortly before...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When seconds count, Durango firefighters hit the brass pole

In the race to douse a blaze or save a patient’s life, firefighters at Station No. 3 in north Durango have a new tool – a brass fire pole. The $18,000 pole is the first in town and was installed...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor arrested in connection with City Market fire

A Fort Lewis College associate professor was arrested on suspicion of arson for setting tortilla chips on fire Saturday at south City Market, forcing the grocery store to close. Cmdr. Ray Shupe...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected arson shutters south City Market until Sunday afternoon

An arson investigation is underway after someone set tortilla chips on fire at south City Market around 8 p.m. Saturday. South City Market reopened at 2:15 p.m. Sunday after being forced to close...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas leak blamed for home explosion southwest of Durango

A house that exploded and caught fire earlier this month in the Rafter J subdivision was the result of a propane leak in the garage, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

IGNACIO – When Greg Childress stopped by a fire academy in Florida to pick up an application, he didn’t know what an “EMT” was, but he thought he might find an interesting job. The decision...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosts 9/11 Stair Climb

Upper Pine Fire Protection District hosted the second annual 9/11 Stair Climb on Wednesday at the Durango SkySteps leading to Fort Lewis College. Fire Capt. Josh Schmidt spoke at the event, with...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a “fire weather watch” for Southwest Colorado as the combination of dry weather and increased chances of lightning enter the region this week. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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