Durango Fire Protection District

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

Fatal crash closes Highway 550 south of Durango

First responders responded to a four-vehicle crash with serious injuries near Bondad just after 6 p.m. Friday. “There is one confirmed fatality,” said Capt. Adrian Driscoll of the Colorado State...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s building fees go up

Building fees are going up in Durango, and they could go up in La Plata County as well in the new year. When tallying up higher fees, more stringent regulations, increased payroll costs because of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school bus rolls over; minor injuries reported

A Durango School District 9-R bus carrying 44 elementary school children did a complete rollover at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Durango, off Lightner Creek Road (County Road 207), leading to...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire department plans growth

More and more people are calling for local firefighters and paramedics each year, and as the need grows, the new fire chief is planning for more staff, buildings and vehicles – the rub is how to...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodent’s nest sparks car fire on Hwy. 160

A pack rat that made its home under the hood of a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee emerged startled but alive Wednesday after its nest ignited, causing a fire that engulfed the vehicle. The incident...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire closes two popular Durango restaurants

A dryer fire Tuesday morning above East by Southwest and the Golden Triangle means the popular downtown restaurants will be closed for about a month. “The Durango Fire Protection District contained...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fall back’ good time to change batteries

Halloween weekend wasn’t all about candy, costumes and carousing. Because it was also the weekend when we move from daylight saving time to standard time, Durango Fire Protection District said...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire district gets high marks

The Durango Fire Protection District announced some good news for those with fire insurance Wednesday. The department’s Insurance Service Office rating will improve to a 4 from a 5 out of 10 on...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chief Noonan, fire district honored

People often honor those who are stepping down from long-held positions, and that is certainly the case for Durango Fire Protection District Chief Dan Noonan, who is stepping down after 39 years of...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Noonan honored for service

In 1975, Dan Noonan was stocking shelves at a Safeway supermarket and working part-time construction when he was approached to volunteer as a firefighter. Almost 40 years of service later, Noonan...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riverview Elementary campus visited by bear

A bear on the Riverview Elementary School campus led to a three-hour lockout Wednesday morning. School continued with business as usual. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Durango Police Department...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News