Durango Fire Protection District

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

Butane hash oil causes explosion at Brookside Motel in Durango

Two Durango men are suspected of causing an explosion at a local motel while using butane to extract hash oil from marijuana. The explosion occurred about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Motel, 2331...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residence Inn pool boiler causes carbon monoxide evacuation in Durango

A pool boiler emitting carbon monoxide at the Residence Inn on Tuesday night led to an evacuation of the hotel and hospitalization of two boys. “I don’t know exactly when the boys were released...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to electrical fire at Strater Hotel

Firefighters are investigating an electrical fire that started Friday afternoon in a light fixture at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango. The 12:20 p.m. fire was contained to the light fixture...

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

Neighbors: A time to thank first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist First responders are around our community prepared to protect and serve, but how often do we stop to thank them for that service? The Hundred Club dedicates one...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Durango Fire Protection District board member wins statewide award

Durango resident Kathy Morris has won recognition for her work on behalf of the Durango Fire Protection District . She was named board member of the year by the Special District Association of...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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