Durango Fire Protection District

House fire on Silverton Street under control in northern Durango

A house fire on Silverton Avenue in northern Durango was under control as of 6:20 p.m. Friday. “The fire occurred in the area of the boiler that feeds the in-floor heat, stove, hot water heater and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Moro water heater to be dissected for clues to fire

Fire investigators will peel away the layers of a hot water heater during the next month or so to better understand what caused an early morning fire Wednesday at El Moro Spirits & Tavern . The...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors: 9/11 events raise money for DAC, first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist As a professional partygoer, there’s nothing I hate more than hearing, “This was one of the best events I ever attended,” about an event I missed. But that’s...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Crew released from Animas Mountain brush fire

A Durango Fire Protection District crew on Monday night responded to a brush fire on Animas Mountain and quickly reported it extinguished. By 9:40 p.m., the crew was released, and the command was...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controlled burn smolders, burns barn on County Road 216

Firefighters from more than five fire districts responded to a controlled grass fire that burned a barn after the homeowner thought it was out on Saturday afternoon. The fire burned about...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Gulch Fire 95 percent contained

Crews will continue to check the burn area, but now that the Coal Gulch Fire is 95 percent contained, the bulk of the firefighting is over. “They will be checking over the next couple of days to...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Gulch Fire 90 percent contained

The Coal Gulch Fire was 90 percent contained as of Monday night. The fire was reported late Saturday afternoon about a half mile north of U.S. Highway 160 just west of Lightner Creek Road (County...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Gulch Fire 75 percent contained as of Sunday night

The Coal Gulch Fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon west of Durango in the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area, was listed as 75 percent contained Sunday night. The fire has burned about 5.8 acres...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire sparks west of Durango near Lightner Creek area

Firefighters battled a wildfire Saturday west of Durango in the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area. The fire, called the Coal Gulch Fire, was reported at 4:19 p.m. about a half mile north of Highway...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two more fires start in Southwest Colorado

Two new fires were reported Thursday in the region, one near Durango and another on Ute Mountain Ute Land. They came on the heels of three fires that ignited Wednesday and add to the workload of...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Destructive Marvel fire likely started by gas grill

Two cabins were destroyed in a fire Wednesday on County Road 101 near Marvel that also sent a woman to Mercy Regional Medical Center with smoke inhalation, officials said Thursday. The woman has...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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