Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

Near-record high temperatures, strong wind gusts and low relative humidity have fire managers on edge in Southwest Colorado and prompted a red-flag warning Thursday for Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Firefighters on Friday credited Kevin Abeyta, 24, of Durango with sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from a townhome fire. “It’s time to give Kevin his due,” said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators to sift through debris of fatal apartment fire

Fire investigators were awaiting the arrival of insurance representatives to sift through the debris of a deadly townhome fire that killed one man and sent three people to the hospital early...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends identify victim of early morning townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango. Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking, traffic factors into rebuilding Fire Station No. 2 in Durango

Parking and traffic may be key factors in determining where the Durango Fire Protection District Station 2 will be rebuilt. The district plans to spend $9 million to rebuild Station No. 2,...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire seeks feedback on proposed station locations

Three alternatives for rebuilding the downtown fire station will be presented Tuesday during an open house. Station No. 2 near the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio must be replaced...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire west of Durango quickly contained

A small wildfire possibly caused by lightning Wednesday afternoon quickly died down and was being tended by a hand crew. A thin plume of smoke was visible near Overend Park, west of Durango and...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Now you see it, now you don’t

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

$5,000 reward offered in suspicious Camino del Rio fire

A $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the suspected arson of a recently abandoned building on Camino del Rio. Durango police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

On-site investigation of suspicious Camino fire complete

The Durango Fire Protection District has turned a building on Camino del Rio that went up in flames Sunday night back to the property owner after finishing its investigation inside the structure....

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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