Durango Fire Protection District

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

Fund established for Englishes

Sometimes when tragedy strikes, it’s heartening to know people are willing to help. The English family was in a major car accident Tuesday evening at the intersection of U.S. Highways 550/160 and...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees on fire being monitored

Firefighters responded to a report of several trees on fire south of Wildcat Canyon Road (County Road 141) near County Road 210, about 2:20 p.m. Thursday. “We believe it’s a lightning strike, our...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash near Home Depot sends 4 to Mercy

By Ann Butler Herald Staff Writer Members of a Durango family, two adults and two children, were injured in a crash Tuesday night at the intersection of U.S. Highways 550/160 and River Road. The...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oily rags ignite fire at Carvers

Drying oily kitchen rags caused a pre-dawn fire in the mechanical room of the Carver Brewing Co., Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks said Thursday. It was a case of...

DATE: March 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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