Durango Fire Protection District

Agencies hammer out cost-sharing agreement for 217 Fire

A cost-sharing agreement has been worked out among the agencies that responded last week to a 33-acre wildfire south of Durango. While a split has been worked out, it will be several months before...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River too high, too cold to raft without life jackets

Durango Fire Protection District was called out for a water rescue near Iris Park in Durango Wednesday afternoon, and while it ended up being a nonevent, the incident illustrated the dangers of the...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire south of Durango 100 percent contained

The wildland fire eight miles south of Durango has been 100 percent contained as of Sunday evening, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection District. “We had a very...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No-burn order issued in Durango as hot, dry weather continues

Warm temperatures and continued windy conditions brought another red flag warning for Thursday. Also, the Durango Fire Protection District has issued a no-burn order for Thursday, meaning all burn...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prepare for fire season

Local, state and federal agencies are coordinating efforts to make sure they’re all on the same page for firefighting season. And they’re hoping for a season similar to the last two more quiet...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residence Inn briefly evacuates for electrical fire

The Residence Inn in Durango, U.S. Highway, 21691 U.S. Highway 160, was briefly evacuated Thursday morning after a minor electrical fire started in the pool boiler room. The fire occurred around...

DATE: June 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High Escape Room creators learn there’s no escaping fire safety

Math and biology students who created the Geometry of Anatomy Escape Room at Animas High School learned one additional lesson from the project: It pays to research the fire code. The Escape Room...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash snarls traffic on Camino del Rio

Traffic was slowed on Camino de Rio for about an hour Friday afternoon at West 9th Street after a two-vehicle crash. A driver of a white Nissan Sentra rear-ended a Toyota 4Runner at about 2:38...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allison property owner refuses fire investigators access

The cause of a fire that burned through an Allison property last month remains undetermined after the property owner refused investigators access the following day, Los Pinos Fire Protection...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electrical fire damages buildings downtown

Firefighters on Thursday extinguished an electrical fire on the roof at the Crossroads Center in the 1300 block of Main Avenue in Durango, allowing businesses and a street to reopen. The fire,...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley brush fire is under control

Firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to a half-acre brush fire in the Animas Valley north of Durango. The fire was reported about 2:50 p.m. in the 8000 block of East Animas Road (County Road...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

High winds prompt red flag warning in La Plata County

High winds, low humidity and dry vegetation prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning until 8 p.m. Tuesday – the third day a warning has been issued this year for the...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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