Durango Fire Protection District

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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 | UPDATED: 9 hours 21 minutes ago | 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

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Exact cause of Lightner Creek Fire to remain ‘undetermined’

Firefighters know the Lightner Creek Fire started inside a house and spread to the surrounding wildland, but they are unable to determine what caused the fire inside the house. The fire burned too...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: Smoke clears Main Avenue building

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cost of Lightner Creek Fire tops $2 million

Battling the 412-acre Lightner Creek Fire a few miles west of Durango cost slightly more than $2 million as of Thursday, said Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District. The...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightner Creek Fire burning itself out

Firefighters were monitoring the Lightner Creek Fire by helicopter Tuesday to make sure it didn’t jump containment lines. It could take days, or possibly up to a week or two before the fire is...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firefighters cautiously optimistic about Lightner Creek Fire

Pilots and ground crews partially contained the Lightner Creek Fire west of Durango on Thursday and kept it to about 360 acres despite hot and dry conditions. The fire was 20 percent contained by...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightner Creek Fire 20 percent contained as spread stalls

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. The Lightner Creek Fire grew to about 362 acres and was 20 percent contained by Thursday night. The state’s multimission aircraft mapped the fire twice, revealing that the fire...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firefighters brace for second hot, windy day at Lightner Creek Fire

A fast-moving wildfire torched 100 acres and led to the evacuation of 170 homes Wednesday west of Durango, and firefighters braced for another tough day on Thursday. Smoke billowed above the hills...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Matches found near where Folsom Park fire started

Firefighters say teenagers may have started a brush fire that burned about a quarter acre Sunday in Durango. The blaze is a reminder that fire conditions are just as dangerous in city limits as...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News