Durango Fire Protection District

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

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

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