Durango Fire Protection District

Accident in 1500 block of Main

Police and emergency services responded to an accident in the 1500 block of Main Avenue near the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031. The accident took place about 3:20 p.m. Apparently it was a...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire season comes early

Wildfire season arrived early in La Plata County, catching fire authorities ill-prepared. The 213 Fire was a warning flare that vegetation is unusually dry and prone to catching fire. The brush...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, region join wildfire agreement

Durango City Councilors unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday that establishes a framework for local governments and fire districts to manage and share the cost of wildfires. “We’ll all be able...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire takes trailer in Animas Valley

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a fire at 9 Raspberry Circle in the early Sunday morning, where a single-wide mobile home was engulfed in flames. The call came at 2:03 a.m., and crews...

DATE: April 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

213 Fire calm for now

Firefighters continue to attack hot spots and mop up at the 213 Fire along La Posta Road (County Road 213) west of Bondad Hill. “It’s a lot of the same old, same old,” said Sara Jacobson, a La...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strong winds may stoke fire

BONDAD – Firefighters spent the night mopping up hot spots in the 213 Fire along La Posta Road west of Bondad Hill and will continue the effort Tuesday morning, said Sarah Jacobson, spokeswoman for...

DATE: April 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raising the red flag on Southwest Colorado

The fire danger is high across much of Colorado partly because of a dry air mass in place across most areas of the Southwest. The dry weather combined with warm weather and expected strong winds...

DATE: April 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man working on car run over

A man working on his vehicle early Friday evening near Needles Store was run over by it. “We were informed at about 5:40 p.m.,” said Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. “It’s not...

DATE: April 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County tightens driveway standards

All new homes in unincorporated La Plata County now will have smoother and wider driveways after new standards took effect April 1. Anyone with construction plans for a new home in the county now...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning: Day 2

The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning for Thursday for the Durango area. The second red-flag warning of 2015, indicating gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels, will be in effect...

DATE: April 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mulch fire at Mercy doused

Firefighters responded to Mercy Regional Medical Center on Saturday about 5:30 p.m. after an area of mulch nearly touching the building caught fire and quickly spread. Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: March 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters halt grass fire

Firefighters from the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a fire at James Ranch in the Animas Valley at about 4 p.m. Friday. It was quickly extinguished and only burned about 3 acres of...

DATE: March 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News