Durango Fire Protection District

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

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

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