Durango Fire Protection District

Firefighters called south of Durango to douse blaze

Firefighters from the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a house fire about 7:40 p.m. Thursday evening. “It was a small fire that was completely contained quickly,” said the district’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters cancel call in Bodo Park

Firefighters were responding to a reported structure fire in Bodo Park near the Homewood Suites Hotel when the call was canceled because no fire was found. Firefighters are returning to their...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district faces deficit

The Durango Fire Protection District will have to dip into savings to cover expenses next year for the first time since 2009. The district is prepared to deficit spend $550,634 in 2015 mostly to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slash burn planned at Hillcrest Golf Course

The Durango Fire Protection District and the Hillcrest Golf Course maintenance staff will burn branches and tree trimmings that have been removed in the past year. No firm date has been set because...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes made to building permit applications

Effective immediately, all building permit submittals made to the city of Durango will need to show proof that the fire-impact fee for the Three Springs and Twin Buttes developments – for all new...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district receives award

The Durango Fire Protection District recently received a statewide award for its work to unify local fire districts. The Special District Association of Colorado honored the local district with...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mop-up is underway at Turtle Lake Fire site

Local firefighters and the Pike Hotshots were mopping up the 2-acre Turtle Lake Fire Tuesday afternoon, said Ann Bond, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was contained at noon,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke report at hotel alerts local authorities

Just about every piece of equipment owned by the Durango Fire Protection District was sent to the Hampton Inn, 3777 Main Ave., Sunday evening after an employee smelled smoke in an office. About 20...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Heart for service’

The nonprofit sector does more than provide services and programs. It employs more than 1,500 people who earn almost $16.4 million annually in La Plata County. Those people, showing up every day,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

’74 fire burns place in history

A large crowd gathered in the 800 block of Main Avenue in Durango on Sunday, paying respects to two men who perished in a fire that nearly destroyed the entire block on the same date, Aug. 24,...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

In 1974, fire ravaged Main

The call came in at 3:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 1974. The Herb Williams Lumber Co. near Camino del Rio was on fire. At 3:55 a.m., another call came in: The West Building, on East Second Avenue, was ablaze. ...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News