Durango Fire Protection District

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

Power line blown down, then knocked down

It was a challenging job to get 17 customers who were without power in the County Road 302 area back on the grid Friday night. Durango Fire Protection District responded to the report of the downed...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enjoy, but respect the grill

There’s still a lot of good barbecuing weather ahead, but the Durango Fire Protection District is asking residents to take precautions before lighting up the grill. In the last year, DFPD has...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire responds to controlled burn

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a report of a growing grass fire north of Durango near the Glacier Club mid-morning Saturday. The call went out shortly before 10 a.m. By 10:10 a.m.,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck rollover kills one on U.S. 160

One man was killed when a hay truck rolled over west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160 near Durango West I. Law enforcement and emergency services responded to the crash about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim identified as N.M. man

The man who was discovered in the Animas River on Thursday and later died has been identified. Rayford Begaye, 26, was from Grants, New Mexico, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. “We don’t...

DATE: July 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after river incident

A man who was found facedown Thursday afternoon in the Animas River between Albertsons and the DoubleTree Hotel died later about 8:45 p.m. at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Coroner Jann Smith said...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters warn of hash oil

The Durango Fire Protection District wants to warn residents of the dangers of making hash oil at home before it becomes an issue here. All methods of hash-oil production require a solvent – such...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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