Durango Fire Protection District

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

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

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