Durango Fire Protection District

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

Fire damages home

Fire seriously damaged a home near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Mountview Parkway early Monday morning. The fire started about 3 a.m. and was under control less than half an hour later,...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen climber rescued in the Animas Valley

The Durango Fire Protection District rescued a climber who fell from a boulder Friday afternoon in the Animas Valley. The climber was a 19-year-old male who was unconscious and breathing when...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

House fire started in chimney

A family on Crestview Drive was able to sleep in their home Wednesday night after a quick response by Durango Fire Protection District firefighters. The DFPD got the call about 10:30 p.m. and...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire reports fire under control

About 10:30 p.m., the Durango Fire Protection District began responding to a report of an attic fire in Crestview. “It’s a two-story wooden house, and all the occupants are out,” DFPD Chief Dan...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to trash fire

Fire crews contained a trash bin fire that broke out about 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Santa Rita Park. Karola Hanks said smoldering trash fires are not uncommon this time of year. “This is the time of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire honored for accounting

A $10 million budget. Sixteen stations. A payroll of 74, with 14 part-time reservists and eight seasonal wildland firefighters. A career volunteer force of 86. The Durango Fire Protection District...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash bin fires more common in winter

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a trash bin fire Wednesday near 30th Street and Main Avenue. No one was hurt, and no structures were threatened. Karola Hanks, fire marshal with DFPD,...

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

Fire reported on Florida Road

Firefighters from Durango Fire Protection District quickly doused a house fire shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday at 4743 Florida Road (County Road 240). Travel was blocked for about half an hour in both...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 house fires keep firefighters busy

The first decent snowstorm of the season in La Plata County was followed by three house fires on Sunday, with chimneys and stovepipes to blame for two of the blazes. Authorities from Upper Pine...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News