Durango Fire Protection District

Fire engulfs recently vacated building on Camino del Rio

Flames engulfed a building on the site of a planned hotel on Camino del Rio around midnight Sunday, shooting flames into the night sky as smoke billowed through downtown Durango. About 30 percent...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango crew deploys to Georgia to combat wildfire

The Durango Fire Protection District has a crew cruising down to the Florida-Georgia line to assist at a fire that experts predict could last through the summer. Four of the agency’s wildland...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county and fire infrastructure needs stack up

The infrastructure and funding needs facing La Plata County, the city and Durango Fire Protection District are vast and varied. La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff, Mayor Dick White and...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home fire may have been intentionally set

Police are investigating a fire that may have been intentionally set in a mobile home on U.S. Highway 160 west near the Durango Dog Park. The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and it was...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents work to create fire-adapted community

Across the region, volunteers worked to protect homes from wildfires on Saturday in honor of National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. At the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision, in view of a...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

Firefighters are asking agricultural property owners to be safe and follow a permitting process if they’re going to burn this spring. The Durango and Los Pinos fire protection districts have dealt...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former firefighter to receive hero’s send-off

Family and friends remember Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling as a man who didn’t let injuries stand in the way of a romp outside. Dowling died Tuesday from complications of injuries he suffered...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after crashing into tree at Purgatory

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree while skiing Saturday at Purgatory Resort has died. Authorities had not released her name as of Saturday night. The incident was reported about 3:15 p.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property taxes give fire districts money headaches

Fire chiefs in La Plata County are preparing for reduced funding next year as a result of the Gallagher Amendment, which is expected to lower property taxes across Colorado. The four fire districts...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire seeks impact fee on new development

The Durango Fire Protection District is proposing an impact fee on new development to help pay for capital-improvement projects associated with a growing community. The proposed fee would cost...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters remind residents to keep hydrants clear

Firefighters are asking residents to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. With a surge in snowfall this month, some hydrants have been buried, especially after snowplows push snow off streets,...

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

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