Durango Fire Protection District

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

Tech Center building evacuated Wednesday

A building in the Durango Technical Center was evacuated Wednesday evening, but workers will be allowed back in. The initial report was that there was a gas leak caused by construction at the A&L...

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

Small fire may have been set by property owner

Firefighters responded to a small shed fire shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The fire, which took place near East Seventh Avenue and First Street, was quickly extinguished by a Durango Fire...

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

Upper Pine, Durango Fire respond to playhouse blaze

Firefighters responded to a fire Friday afternoon that burned one playhouse to the ground and scorched another. Upper Pine Fire Protection District initially received the call around 4:20 p.m. to...

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

Saturday fest is for aircraft fans

Residents who love planes and flying might want to check out the Aviation Celebration on Saturday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Called a static air show – no flyovers, but lots of parked...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire responds to hay fire

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a report that a trailer loaded with hay was on fire at 7:20 p.m. The call came in west of Durango in the 20000 block of U.S. Highway 160, just east of...

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

County Road 240 closed briefly for a gas leak

Durango Fire Protection District closed a section of Florida Road (County Road 240) because of a gas leak for about an hour and 10 minutes Tuesday afternoon. A company doing construction in the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dalen leaves with a legacy

Kim Dalen carries innumerable memories from her 32 years of service as a Durango paramedic. Waiting in line at the grocery store conjures up the time she responded to a patient experiencing cardiac...

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

Separate fires damage 2 homes in Vallecito, Bayfield

Two house fires left residents displaced Sunday. A water heater likely caused two explosions and a fire that seriously damaged a log cabin on County Road 501 near Vallecito in the afternoon, said...

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

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