Durango Fire Protection District

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

Arboles shed fire keeps crews busy

A fire that hit four sheds, a pile of old tires and part of a single-family home in the Arboles-Tiffany area around 2:45 p.m. kept firefighters from around La Plata County busy well into Sunday...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home southeast of Durango

Firefighters say a La Plata County resident saved a man from a burning house Tuesday night south of Durango. Martin Hotter was driving past the house about 10:20 p.m. when he saw a garage on fire,...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two women killed in crash at U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 225A

Two women, including well-known Durango restaurateur Hwaja “Grandma” Chung, died Thursday in a crash at U.S. Highway 160 and County Road 225A east of Durango, Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tree catches fire on Chapman Hill

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire urges mid-winter chimney cleaning

Following a cold January, fire officials are reminding residents to clean their chimneys mid-way through winter to prevent fires. The Durango Fire Protect District has responded to three chimney...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News